James W. Swope, Sr., 82, of Winter Garden, passed away September 26, 2016. He was the father of one daughter, Kathy Ann Dickey (Charlie); one son, James W. Swope, Jr. (Lori); three grandchildren, Korrie, Gretchen and Wilson; one great-grandchild, Racen; and one grand-dog, Boot.
James served the City of Winter Garden for 25 years as the Water Superintendent, retiring in 1997. He was a lifetime member of the Hope Hose Fire Department in Lock Haven, PA and was an active volunteer with the Winter Garden Fire Department during his time of employment with the City. James enjoyed his retirement with gatherings at his residence of 44 years with his immediate family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Russel Home for Atypical Children, 510 Holden Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32839. http://russellhome.org/