Thomasville Times Enterprise

January 6, 2014

Greene “Buddy” Fleetward Swymer, Jr.


THOMASVILLE — Greene “Buddy” Fleetward Swymer, Jr. of Thomasville was born on March 20, 1948 in Thomas Co. to the late Greene Fleetward Swymer, Sr. and Lillian Elizabeth Zeigler Carter.  On January 17, 1968 Mr. Swymer wed Mrs. Rita Dale Edwards Swymer in Cairo.  Mr. Symer was of Baptist faith and he worked as a truck driver for Sunnyland Foods until retirement.  Mr. Swymer departed this life on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Archbold Memorial Hospital.  Survivors to cherish his memory include his wife Rita E. Swymer of Thomasville; sons Greene “Bubba” Fleetward Swymer III (Kim Walden) and Timothy Edward Swymer (Missy) all of Thomasville; granddaughters Julie Ann Swymer of New Alberia, LA and Kandise Audrey Dale Swymer of Thomasville; mother Lillian Elizabeth Carter of Thomasville; sisters Betty Ann Morris and Joan Swymer both of Thomasville; his beloved dog “Buck Shot”.  The family will receive friends Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. — Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home