Charlie Swain, Jr. was born August 1, 1966 to Joyce Lovette (Watts) and Charlie Swain, Sr. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He departed this earthly life on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Chuckie” as he was affectionately called by family and friends accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Jerusalem Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Dr. Samuel Walker, Jr. where he was a member of the Youth Choir. He was a 1985 graduate of Northrop High School. He attended Job Corps where he received vocational training to become a Brick Mason.
“Chuckie” was an exceptional Brick Mason and relished the opportunity to share his undeniable gift from God. His exemplary work manifested with major construction companies in Northeast Indiana. His passion and dedication to build upon his skillset led him to travel to Washington, DC to further hone his talent. His quest to “reach one, teach one” was currently in process. He was working in tandem with his Uncle Tracy to travel internationally to share his breadth of knowledge with a group of young men in Japan.
In addition to the love of his work, he also loved and adored his family. He often bragged on his children and was proud of their many accomplishments. His daughter Meka or as he affectionally called her “Monkey Face” for being an excellent mother to his three beautiful grandchildren. His son, Dom for serving our Country as a member of the United States Army. “Chuckie” also adored his nieces and nephews, and they reciprocated their love back to “Uncle Chuckie”. He was also loved by his brother and sisters.
“Chuckie “ had the gift of bringing laughter everywhere he went. For example, he was asked to give the Thanksgiving prayer and it went like this “Hot food, hot meat, hot dang, let’s eat!” “Chuckie” always had a great story, but there was no guarantee it would make sense. “Chuckie” was a smooth operator, impeccable dresser always accompanied with his signature hats. He was a lady’s man and was loved by many.
“Chuckie” coined phrase “Shuckey Duckey” and jovial spirit will be missed by all. He was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.
He leaves to cherish his memory two wonderful children, Drameka Swain of Fort Wayne and Dominique Nance of Vicenza, Italy; one brother, Rodney (Kathy) Swain, Sr. of Fort Worth, TX; three sisters, Rita (Lonnie) Kendall of Clarksville, TN, Carmen Swain and Deondra Belcher both of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Cameron Kizer, Jr., Camari Kizer, and Chloe Kizer; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Joyce Swain, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Emmett H. Watts, Jr., Andy and Juanita Williams; paternal grandparents, Samuel Swain and Cressie Milton; nephew, Ja’Len Lindsey.
Burial In Lindenwood Cemetery
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