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Sherril Dewayne Swann, 84
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Mr. Sherril Dewayne Swann, 84, of McMinnville passed from this life on Saturday, Sept. 11, at his home in McMinnville after an extended illness.

Sherril was born Friday, May 28, 1937 in Cullman, Alabama, the son of the late Orbria Swann and the late Myrtle Reno Swann. He was a veteran of Vietnam and he proudly served 22 and a half years as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Sherril worked at Aquatech in McMinnville for 35 years where he retired. Sherril loved his Lord and his church at Gath Baptist Church where he was a faithful member for many years.

Sherril is survived by daughter Krysta Swann-Sherrill of McMinnville, son Billy Dewayne Swann of McMinnville, granddaughter Stephanie LaShea Taylor and husband Isaiah of McMinnville, and grandson Taylor Dewayne Barrett of McMinnville. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Carson Aubrey Sherrill, Ella Victoria Akpan, Kennedy Lynn Taylor, and Ethan Jordan Barrett Osterling.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years Alma Christine “Chris” Swann, his parents Orbria Dolphus and Myrtle Reno Swann, his two daughters Stephanie Joan “Joanie” Swann and Andrea Lynn Swann Barrett, his two great-grandchildren, Amelia Coralyn Grace Swann and Tate Lewis Chipman Swann, brothers and sisters Voight Swann, Edgar Leroy, Lola Swann Wilson, Modine Swann, Marion Swann.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Gath Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Stewart officiating. Interment followed at Gath Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 17, 2021