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Eddie Swindle, 85


Mr. Eddie Swindle, age 55,
of Lafayette, passed away suddenly Monday evening July 11, 2011 at the
Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral Services for Mr. Eddie
Swindle were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral
Home with Brother Troy Mungle officiating.


Serving as Honorary
Pallbearers were Edsel Carter, Rex Swindle, Willie Driver, and Tim Copas. Kevin
Wood, Nick Joinville, Jason “Lightning” Carter, John Farber, Teddy Swindle, Ed
Taylor, Jarhea Wilmore, and Brian Swindle served as Active Pallbearers.
Interment followed in the Testament Cemetery. On January 4, 1956, Eddie was
born in Macon County, Tennessee to the late Lee Otis Swindle and Ercie Mae West
Swindle. He was born on this day a twin, with brother Teddy who survives. He
married the former Sandy Pardue on December 22, 1973. They shared 38 years
together and raised two sons.  He was a good husband, father, and
grandfather. Eddie enjoyed playing with his grandkids and helping raise

He didn’t mind hard work. In his earlier
years, he worked for Texas Boot in Hartsville for 20+ years. Eddie raised
tobacco crops for several years and worked for Fleetwood Homes for the last
fifteen years. He worked at the Gallatin Plant and later moved to the Lafayette
Factory when it opened. Most of the time, after work, friends would gather in
at Eddie’s garage to play horseshoes. Eddie was someone who enjoyed life to the
fullest. But most of all, he loved having fun with his family and friends. “Had
a heart like a mountain” is what most people would say about Eddie. He
always was a giving man and it wasn’t uncommon to see Eddie helping someone in
time of need. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who
knew him. Eddie leaves behind; loving wife, Sandy Swindle, sons, Darren Swindle
and Rene Anderson and Jason (Serena) Swindle all of Lafayette, TN,
grandchildren, Ashton, Tyler, and Mason Swindle, step-grandchildren, Michael
Gray and Justin Hall, Twin Brother, Teddy (Barbara) Swindle of Midway Community
in Allen County, KY, mother-in-law, Florence E. Pardue of Scottsville, KY, and
nephew, Brian (Kelley) Swindle.