On July 30, 2021, a beautiful and gentle man took the first steps on the trail of his forefathers, always following the western sun. James was born to William “Bill” and Nellie (St. John) Swope on May 1, 1941.
James leaves behind his wife of 60+ years, Patricia, and three children, Steve Swope and wife Donna of Lawson, Missouri, daughter Amy and husband Dan Huffman of Osawatomie, Kansas, and Andra and husband Norman Jr. Kuhl of Halfway, Missouri. James had seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
James did not leave fancy castles or mountains of gold to remember him by, but all of his children knew with certainty of his unconditional love and support in everything they wanted to achieve.
Arrangements under the care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
I was sad to hear of your loss. James was quite a guy. I send my prayers and support to you and your family.
Sorry for your family loss. James & Pat were missed at our class reunions.
Merle & Margie Bellis
We were so sorry to hear of James passing. He was such a sweet man.
Prayers for comfort for the family.
Dave and Nora Hutcheson