We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Triad Cremation & Funeral Service
Steven Paul Swaim, age 70, of Kernersville passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 12, 2022 at his home.
He was born June 17, 1951 in Surry County, North Carolina the son of the Paul Finnley Swaim and Minnie Brooks Swaim. He is also preceded in death by beloved wife, Carolyn Blackburn Swaim; brothers, Clyde Swaim and Larry Swaim; and sister, Linda Johnson.
Steven enjoyed playing bluegrass music, riding horses, riding motorcycles and hosting gatherings for friends and family. He was outgoing, most of the time the clown and life of the party and was nicknamed "Bull" by his friends for his strong "hardheaded" ways. He was a talented carpenter and could build just about anything. He enjoyed a long career with Hooker Furniture and RJ Reynolds Tobacco along with several construction jobs over the years.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Stephanie Lynn Swaim White and husband Danny White Jr.; grandsons, Chase and Dylan Owen, nieces, Candace Chambers, Melissa Melton and Megan Key; nephew, James “Ray” Swaim; and numerous other beloved family and friends.
The family will hold a dinner in honor of Steven and his brothers at a later date in the fall.
When I'm Gone
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile
Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day
Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best
by Mosiah Lyman Hancock