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Gerald 'Gary' Swinney

May 27, 1953 ~ March 2, 2018 (age 64)

Gerald A. ‘Gary’ Swinney, 64, of Bloomfield, Indiana passed away, surrounded by his family, on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Bloomington, Indiana. He was born in Martinsville, Indiana on May 27, 1953 to Elmer ‘Bud’ and Phyllis (Heiny) Swinney. He married his loving wife, Linda (Keys) Swinney on April 15, 1980.

Gary was a member of LEPC, Greene County Local Emergency Planning Committee, served on the Bloomfield Town Board and was a past member of Lions Club International. He began his career at REMC in August of 1977 working on the brush crew. He worked his way up to service truck, journeyman, line truck foreman and retired as a line inspector on January 5, 2018 after 41 years of service.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda Swinney of Bloomfield; two sons: Brent (Rachel) Swinney of Richmond, IN, Jesse (Kristy) Swinney of Pleasantville, IN; daughter, Kristine (Jon) Page of Bloomfield; step-daughter, Kimberly (Danny) King of Bloomfield; four step-sons, Marty Keys of Solsberry, John (Joanne) Keys of Sullivan, Tom (Jamie) Staten and Michael Hanson, both of Bloomfield; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Phyllis Swinney of Worthington; two brothers, Roger (Diane) Swinney of Lebanon, IN and Lesley (Beth) Swinney of Indianapolis; sister, Vicki (John) Rogers of Worthington and several nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Richard Lee Swinney.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Ridgeport Community Church in Bloomfield with Rev. Bob L. England officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 8 and from 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM on Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Living Lights Ministries at Ridgeport Community Church of Bloomfield. Envelopes will be available at the church.

All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng, Jr. and Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton. Online condolences may be sent to

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