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Terry Lee Swords


Service: 10:30am Thu. July 22nd, 2021
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

SWORDS, Terry Lee, 68, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 in his home. Terry was born February 1, 1953 in Springfield, Ohio to Ernest and Louise (Dalton) Swords. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church. Survivors include three daughters, Danielle (Ryan) Gillam, Laura (Matt) Middleton and Emily Swords; three grandchildren, Brady and Brock Gillam, and Joseph Middleton; two brothers, David (Phyllis) Sword and Michael (Janine) Swords; two half-sisters, Holly Swords and Patricia Vollmer; two brothers-in-law, Michael (Becky) DaRif and Craig (Marilyn) DaRif; special friend, Kay Oberly; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret in 2016; and a brother, Thomas. Terry was an amazing father, brother, grandpa, friend, Popo, and Teddy. He was love by all who knew him. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. The family will receive friends two hours prior, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Arrangements are being handled by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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Danielle,Laura and Emily Mike,We love you very much Terry was one of a kind, a real true gem, I will always feel blessed that I had him as a brother in law, without the in law, he just always felt more like a brother! May God Bless each of you,as I know he has Terry. He is with Margaret Dancing on Streets of Gold, And listen to Country music love each of you.

- Phyllis Sword , Friday July 23rd, 2021

Terry was a wonderful man - always willing to help with a smile on his face. I am so very sorry for his passing. Love & prayers for his family.

- Sue Scott, Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Terry will be dearly missed.He was a great guy and a great worker and a very dear friend.I just loved him RIP Terry.We will miss you

- Sharon Medors, Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy to the family. He is forever in your hearts. We met at St. John's always a nice guy. I had the pleasure of meeting Danielle and family some years later. I consider this as a true blessing.. Prayers to the family.

- Karen Raines, Wednesday July 21st, 2021

A great man and friend to a lot of people. Condolences t the family. I know Margaret has been waiting for him and I hope he will be happy to see Neil

- Wilma Beckner, Wednesday July 21st, 2021

How lucky we were to have Terry as our neighbor for so many years. We are imagining his reunion with Margaret and sending prayers to the family.

- Denise Moody & Bill Merrell, Wednesday July 21st, 2021

Rest in peace my friend you lived to serve and help others since the 1st day we met at St. Johns .You will be missed. ENJOY eternity with Margaret.

- JeanReeb , Tuesday July 20th, 2021

My friend you will be missed more than you know by more than you know. To say that we had fun working together would be a gross understatement! You were loved by co-workers and especially by the residents and their families. I pray that you are at peace and enjoying your reunion with the love of your life. God bless your family as they prepare to continue on with your guiding light. Love you Terry and thanks for the memories.

- Marty Tayloe, Tuesday July 20th, 2021

To they Family you have my deepest sympathy. Terry was a real Gem . I had the pleasure to had to work with him at Heartland. He always made my Day. He would always check on my mother Shirley Mitchell (RIH). She was always happy to see him. I started working at Kroger Pharmacy and once in awhile I would get to see his smiling face. He had a way of making people feel like family. I know he’s got his wings and flying high. Fly High My Dear Friend. Until we meet again ….REST IN HEAVEN

- Nancy Gaines, Tuesday July 20th, 2021

I will miss you! You earned your wings. I will cherish all the moments we had as neighbors. From siting on the porch eating McDonald's, to that birdhouse you and I built. It was an honor growing up around you. I remember me and my siblings running down the sidewalk to greet you when you came home. You WILL be remembered.

- Jacob, Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Terry was a great person and really enjoyed working with you at Heartland. R.I.H!!!

- Debbie Springer, Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Rip terry. you was amazing person funny kind hearted you will definitely be missed I’m glad I got the pleasure of working with you it definitely was the best rest easy my friend

- Diana Kwan , Tuesday July 20th, 2021

Jerry&I are so sorry for your loss. I am so happy I was able to spend time with Terry a few weeks ago when I visited from Florida. Jessica also treasured her time with Terry & Laura & her family during that visit.God certainly works in mysterious ways.Our condolences to family & friends,especially Mike,Laura,Joseph,&Matt.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•

- Joyce Stach, Tuesday July 20th, 2021

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