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Cleophus Swain Jr.

June 15, 1952 ~ October 20, 2020 (age 68)


Cleophus Swain Jr. was born on June 15, 1952, to the parents of Cleophus Swain Sr. and Espernola Swain in Gause, Texas. He was the eldest of thirteen children.

He graduated from Hearne High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. 

Cleo became Manager at Men’s Warehouse in California and Austin Texas where he acquired his sharp dressing style.

Cleo accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and later moved to Waco Texas and became a member of New Jerusalem Worship Center. He attended Speak The Word School of Ministry in Waco, Texas.  He relocated to San Antonio Texas where he join The Victory Gospel Church. He retired from City of San Antonio in October 2015. Cleo loved to mentor young men and women. He helped in coaching a young boys and girls basketball team. Cleo always had a sensor of humor and loved to watch old black and white movies and his westerns. One of his favorite scriptures was Psalms 124:1-2.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleophus Sr. and Espernola Swain; two sisters, Shirley Mae Porter and Ruby Jewel Ceaser and one son, Mario Swain.

He is survived by: two daughters, Monique Rooks of Allen, Texas (Charles ll) and Kimberly M. Thomas (Quaid), six sisters, Nighter Swain of Waco, Texas; Francis Sterling of Beaumont Texas (Joseph), Peggy Tate of Waco, Texas (Henry), Debra Dean of Waco, Texas, Darlene Witcher of Waco, Texas (Jovaster) and Patricia Johnson of Denton Texas (James); four brothers, Larry Swain of Houston, Texas (Ramona), Wayne Swain of Waco, Texas ( Lynette), John Swain of Waco, Texas(Rachel) and Terral Swain of Miami, Florida, seven grandchildren (five boys and two girls), two great-grandsons and a host of nieces and nephews. 

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October 23, 2020

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
McDowell Funeral Home, L.L.C.
1104 Chestnut Street
Waco, TX 76704

Funeral Service
October 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Gause Full Gospel Church
14069 E. US Highway 79
Gause, TX 77857

October 24, 2020

Peaceful Rest Cemetery
Unnamed Road
Gause, TX 77857

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