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OBIT: Ralph Sammy Swift, Age 75, Of Nashville

Funeral services for Ralph Sammy Swift, age 75, of Nashville will be held Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 12:00 pm  in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Mark Loftis officiating.

Interment will follow in Netherland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home.

Ralph Sammy Swift passed away at 2:15am on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Life Care Center of Old Hickory in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

He was born Thursday, February 12, 1942 in Cookeville, Tennessee to late Wylie Swift and Aline Bullington Swift.

Mr. Swift attended Cookeville Central High School and joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 1964.  During his 39 years of service, he attained rank as Captain.  Ralph was active with the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 42, and served as both Vice President and President.  He was also active with the Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired Officers Association and served as Vice President and President as well.  He was a member of Blue Knights and Harley Owners Group (HOG).

In addition to his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by his brother, Wylie Swift, Jr., and brother, William Bailey “Bill” Swift.                     

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita Paris Swift (Nashville), brother Bobby Glenn Swift (Cookeville), sister Elise Swift Williamson (Castallian Springs), son Richard Lynn Swift (Cookeville), son Ronald Edwin Swift (Cookeville), Daughter Donna Sue Swift (Cookeville) and son Ralph Sammy Swift, Jr. (Nashville).   His legacy continues with three grandsons, Patrick David Swift (Cookeville), Travis Lee Swift (Nashville), and Bradley Sam Swift (Nashville).

Pallbearers will be Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Ralph personally has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired Officers Association, PO Box 437, Hermitage, TN 37076

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