Inky Swiney Passes

Swiney, Bernie Ray “Inky” age 79 of Loudon, slipped through the bonds of this life on November 17th, 2016. Inky was active in the Loudon community for most of his life. He was a lifelong member of the Loudon United Methodist Church where he served as the music director for 40 years. He was a member of the Loudon City Council for 18 years followed by as the Mayor for 20 plus years. Many city projects were accomplished during his tenure which gave him a great source of satisfaction. A banker by trade, he was always quick with a smile and eager to help those in need.
Inky was preceded in death by his parents, Bernie and Clara Francis (Babb) Swiney and brother, Ronny Paul Swiney.  Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Jean (York) Swiney; son and daughter in-law, Bernie R “Buddy” and Nela Swiney, Dayton; daughter and son in-law, Ann and Jerry Atchley, Louisville; brother and sister in law, the Honorable David Michael and Suzann Swiney, Knoxville; 5 grandchildren, CeJay, Cassie, LaDonna, Clayton and Stephanie; one special little girl, JeJah Deluca who called him Daddy; several nieces, nephews and special cousins.
Services honoring and remembering Inky Swiney will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 19th with Rev. Walt Simmerman officiating. Interment to follow in Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Contributions in memory of Inky may be made to the Loudon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 342, Loudon, TN 37774.  The family will receive friends 11:00 AM – 1:45PM at Loudon United Methodist Church, 509 Mulberry St. Loudon. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, 406 Wharf St. Loudon.