Lee Jordan Swain, 36, of Helenwood, passed away suddenly June 3, 2017.
Born November 12, 1980, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lauren Elizabeth Swain; grandparents: William H. and Martha M. (Marcy) Swain, and Herbert Chambers; aunt, Nancy Swain Watters; and uncle, James (Baby Jay) Chambers.
He was a courier for First National Bank of Oneida; loved kids, and at one time wanted to be a teacher. He had a talent for soccer coaching and cared about all his players, especially the less gifted. He was an AYSO volunteer soccer coach and referee. He first assisted his dad as coach with the boys and girls Oneida High School teams, and later became head coach. He knew the game, loved the game and his players realized his passion for it. Music was very much another passion and friends and family knew that was another hidden talent, especially voice and guitar. He was a 1999 graduate of The McCallie School, Chattanooga; attended RSCC and TTU where he attained a BS degree. Even with his many health afflictions, he loved life and being around people. His many friends and relatives were his life and he relished every single moment with them. He loved being the center of attention from his early days, but he was a kind and gentle soul who made friends easily and cherished them daily.
He is survived by his parents, Michael B. and Marsha Chambers Swain of Helenwood; brothers, Todd Swain, and Grant (Whitney) Swain, both of Helenwood; sister-in-law, Patty Swain of Helenwood; grandmother, Nona Lee Chambers of Huntsville; step-grandmother, Tomilee Swain of Helenwood; nephews, Nathanael Patrick Swain and Rowan Reason Swain; aunts and uncles: Karen Ellis of Huntsville, Marianne (Gary) Gallagher of Tampa, Fla., Kathleen (Jamie) Cameron, Martha “Missy” (Joe) Wallen, and Timothy K. (Deborah) Swain, all of Knoxville, and Greg (Tina) Jeffers of Oneida; cousins: Megan Hubbard of Elizabethton, Jamie Ellis of Cookeville, Christopher Ellis of Huntsville, Michael Gallagher of New York, Kathleen Gallagher of Charleston, SC, Erin Silker of Chicago, Ill., Kelly Cameron of Salida, Colo., Colleen Cameron of New Orleans, La., Hallie Bailey and Marianne Nichols, both of Knoxville, Jessica Davenport of Mt. Juliet, Ashley Lane of Canton, Ga., Marcy Boyatt of Straw Plains, Mitchell Swain of Louisville, Christen Bonn of Jacksonville, Fla., Kristen Shrader of Los Angeles, Calif., Savanna Yancey of Helenwood, and Kacie Watters, Jessica Jeffers, Charlsie Miller, Caleb Jeffers, Jacob Jeffers, and Kayla Lowe, all of Oneida; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was conducted June 5, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Father Bill Gahagan and Father Ray Powell officiating.
Arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home.