Charles Edward Swayney – obituary

by Sep 3, 2013OBITUARIES0 comments

Charles Edward Swayney, age 56, of Maryville, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at the family home.  Charles loved music and was a wonderful, self-taught musician.   His other passions were riding his motorcycle and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ollie Swayney; brothers, Lee and Calvin Swayney; grandson, Estevan Guillien.

Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Swayney of Maryville, daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Alberto Hernandez; daughter, Becky Swayney; sons, Joshua and Mallie Swayney; grandchildren, Jessica, Daisy, Charlie, Kayla, Luis, Jonathan; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Joe,(Corky) Swayney; brother, Dausey Swayney; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Wallace Bryant; previous life partners, Katie (T.) Hensley and Kaye Swayney.

After a simple goodbye viewing for family and close friends, Charles was cremated on Wednesday, Aug. 21.   The family had a burial of the cremated remains on Friday, Aug. 24 at  Swayney Cemetery in Cherokee.   Online condolences may be sent to   Arrangements were entrusted to Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville, TN.