Hugh Swearingen

July 15, 1927 - January 1, 2020

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Monday, January 6, 2020 11:00 AM Terre Haute United Methodist Church


Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM at Terre Haute United Methodist

Hugh Swearingen, 92, of Millerstown, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Hugh was born July 15, 1927 in Buford, Ohio, the son of Thomas and Dora (Holmes) Swearingen.

Hugh served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. In 1960, he met the love of his life, Florence Ann Dillard, in Highland county. They joined in marriage on September 4, 1962 in New Vienna, Ohio. By trade, Hugh was a welder and retired from Allstate Steel. He was a member of Terre Haute United Methodist Church. Hugh enjoyed spending time with his family, sitting on his front porch waving and yelling "hey" to everyone driving by. He loved his dog, Oliver. He also enjoyed going on bus trips with the church, going on rides through the country and eating bacon every day. He was a kind soul and never had a bad day. He said life was too short to spend it arguing.

He is survived by his wife, Florence A. Swearingen; his daughters, Robin (Dean) Edwards, Sheila (Evan) Kite; his sons, Bill Swearingen, Mark (Susan) Swearingen, and Tom Swearingen; his grandchildren, Tyler (Brittany) Edwards, Stacy (Clay) DuLaney, Garrett (Mercedes) Kite, Olivia Kite, Ricky Swearingen, Amber (Jeremy) Crossman and Amanda Waller; his 8 great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Aldridge; his sisters-in-law, Betty Swearingen and Mary (Joe) Fraysier as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Hugh is preceded by his parents; siblings, Russell Swearingen, Frieda Swearingen, Harry Swearingen, Ruby Lawson and Donald Swearingen and his grandson Austin Waller.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to his caregivers, Stacy Bowers and Hannah Allen, and to the staff of Hospice of Dayton, including, Megan and Carlos.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 pm on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 6, 2020 in the Terre Haute United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Lehman and Pastor Barbara Pope officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11am prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute United Methodist Church 5899 High Street, Urbana, Ohio or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420-1890.

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Anita lemmon - Jan 6, 2020
So sorry to hear about your dad's death. You have my deepest sympathy and you are in my prayers too.
Beth Nilles Watkins - Jan 6, 2020
Thinking of you Robin and family🙏🏻💜
Beth Nilles Watkins - Jan 6, 2020
Thinking of you Robin and family🙏🏻💜
John Dornon - Jan 5, 2020
So sorry to hear about Hugh. I always enjoyed talking to him. John
Valerie Reuber - Jan 5, 2020
I will miss that greeting from the porch as I drive by.
Dale Edwards and Cherie Bayes - Jan 4, 2020
We send our sincere and heartfelt condolences and sympathy for your loss.
Chad Laux - Jan 3, 2020
May God bring you peace and grace in your time of need through Christ Jesus the Lord. May He comfort you and bring you joy as you remember the love Hugh and you shared.
joe & Lisa McKeever - Jan 3, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies. Praying for your family.
The Shelly Company - Jan 3, 2020
We are all very sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
Tom & Cheri Howard - Jan 3, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Butch Vititoe - Jan 3, 2020
Sorry to hear about the loss of a great man. He will be missed by many
Gary and Victoria Neff - Jan 3, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss.You are all in our prayers
Shelly Randall - Jan 2, 2020
So sorry for your loss. God Bless prayers for the family 🙏
Lynda and Bub Jackson - Jan 2, 2020
To the Swearingen Family, our hearts are broken to hear of Hugh's passing. He was such a wonderful Husband and Father. We love all of you, God will get you through this. Love you all very much!

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