Obituary: Douglas Keith Swaims


Douglas Keith Swaims, born Aug. 18, 1962, to Paul G. and Bonnie Swaims, left us on Dec. 13, 2020, in the VA in Little Rock.

Douglas was an Air Force vet serving in Desert Storm, one-time honor guard, and airman of the year twice. He played football for Batesville High and the University of Central Arkansas and went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas.

Survivors include his parents; one brother, Christopher Swaims (Laurie) of Batesville; one nephew, Christian Swaims; three nieces, Kristy Kordsmeier, Destiny Rothenbeck, and Elizabeth Swaims; one aunt, Jean Swaim, and a special Friend, Lesa Holloway.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommy and Alene ”Trixie” Winkle, Johnny Swaims, and Thelma Fitzsimmon.

There will be a private family memorial at a later date.

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