Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In Memory of J. V. Swindle

The death of  J. V. Swindle,  (on the far right), prompted us to look for this picture so we could make a copy for his widow. The Country Boys Band was a country music band that was formed in F. F. A. (Future Farmers of America) in High School.  This picture was made for the Eupora High School yearbook.   They were excited to get to go to Memphis and perform on the Pride of the Southland Show on Channel 5 TV.   This group played together during most of their four years in High School.  Jeep is the second from the right.  He still has the old note book with the songs they played.  Some of them are handwritten but most are cut out of a country music magazine and pasted in.

The song book is pretty old and tattered.

It contains hundreds of songs, and back in those days, Jeep said he had most of them memorized.

This page, showing the outline of their program for one of their gigs, was funny to me because of the drawings :)

This popular song by Hank Williams is a sample of the ones that were pasted in.

Obiturary (copied from the Daily Journal, Tupelo, MS)
 J.V. Swindle

MAGEE, MS – J.V. Swindle died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Collins. He was a retired high school administrator, educator and coach. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Magee and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Floyd Swindle of Magee; two daughters, Shae Swindle Baria of Magee and Sherie (Timothy) Alexander of Richland; a son, Jay F. (Lynn) Swindle of Ellisville; a brother, J. E. (Lucy) Swindle of Pontotoc; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Betty) Austin and David (Frankie) Eldridge; three sisters-in-law, Jeanette, Boots and Mavis Swindle; seven grandchildlen; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Rest in Peace, J. V. 

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Betsy Adams said...

Sorry to hear about the death of J.V. Swindle... I can only imagine how much Jeff and the others enjoyed being a part of the "Country Boys"... That is a super photo. I'm sure that J.V.'s widow loved getting a copy of that old photo. How special!!!!!

Prayers for the family and loved ones.

Southern Lady said...

What a sweet and loving tribute to your friend. I know the picture meant a lot to his wife and family, and I hope they see your post about him. May he rest in peace ...

Jedidja said...

It touches me. Good to read about friend.

Sherri B. said...

Such a loving gesture for his wife. It is nice that Jeep has those keepsakes to look back on with fond memories. xo

Daisy said...

Very nice tribute to your friend, Dorothy. I'm sure his widow will be pleased to have that picture.

Mary said...

Wonderful memories. Jeep looks very handsome and very focused.