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Robert E. (Sonny) Swain

February 27, 1942 ~ September 29, 2021 (age 79)

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Robert Edward (Sonny) Swain earthly journey began on February 27, 1942 to the parentage of T.L. Swain, Sr. and Artelia Garrett Swain in Childersburg, Alabama.

Sonny accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and united with Tallassahatchie Missionary Baptist Church, Childersburg, Alabama. As a young man Sonny was educated in the Talladega County School System and completed courses at Phyllis Wheatley High School, Childersburg, Alabama. 

Along Sonny’s life journey, he obtained his CDL license and became the owner and operator of his own Semi Trucks.  He leased his trucks to TEI Truckers Express of Birmingham, Alabama. 

Sonny departed this walk of life on September 29, 2021 at his residence in Childersburg, Alabama.  He was preceded in death by his parents, T.L. Swain, Sr. and Artelia G. Swain, five sisters, and three brothers.

His love will forever be cherished by his loving children, Jerome Terence Swain of Pike Road, AL; Corey Dale (Jennifer) Franklin of Casselberry, FL; Andrea Ellis of Childersburg, AL;  Sonya “Red” Burks of Middletown, OH; Shayla Franklin of Pell City, AL; Kyana Grey Knox of Columbiana, AL; two brothers, T.L. Swain, Jr. of Childersburg, AL; and Roy Swain of Union City, CA; four sisters, Katie Campbell of Daly City, CA; Mary Bernice Welch of San Francisco, CA;  Barbara Green of San Pablo, CA;  and Arieglean (Danny) Washington of Oakland, CA; eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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October 8, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
511 Edgewood Drive
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Celebration of Life
October 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Community Funeral Home
511 Edgewood Drive
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Interment following funeral service
October 9, 2021

Tallasshatchie Baptist Church
741 Kymulga Road
Childersburg, AL 35044

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