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Paul Douglas Swaim

March 11, 1927 ~ September 28, 2022 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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         Mr. Paul Douglas Swaim, 95 of Winston-Salem, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Paul was born on March 11, 1927 to the late Arthur and Julia Swaim.

         Paul was a proud WWII veteran, being stationed in Italy during his enlistment. Paul graduated from High Point College with a BBA. He would later go on to work in the transportation industry, finally retiring from AT&T.  For those who knew Paul, they knew how much he loved spending time outdoors. He had a green thumb and loved growing flowers and tending to his vegetable garden and would can what he grew every summer while he was able. One could often find him bird-watching from his swing outside his and Dee’s home. While able, he and his wife, Dee, loved traveling, spending time at the beach together, and cheering for the Braves and attending a Braves game whenever they could.  They faithfully followed every ballgame on tv.

         In addition to his parents, those preceding Paul in death include his brother Arthur “Bid” Swaim; and sisters, Nell Rose Cude and Doris Swaim.

         Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty-four years, DeLois (Dee) Shepherd Swaim; son, Mark Douglas Swaim; daughters, Beverly Swaim, and Lisa Sprinkle (Terry); sister, Linda Spry; grandchildren, Brent Sprinkle (Stefani) and Brittany Smejkal (Jake); and great-grandchildren: Rohan Sprinkle, Rexton Sprinkle, Remnant Sprinkle, and Solomon Smejkal.

         A funeral service will be held at Friedland Moravian Church (2750 Friedland Church Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27107) on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 11:00am, with Reverend Adam Goodrich (Pastor) officiating. The family will greet friends prior to the service, 10:00am – 11:00am. Burial with military honors will follow at the church graveyard. If sending flowers, please have them sent directly to the church. Online condolences may be sent to the Swaim Family at

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October 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friedland Moravian Church (Winston - Salem, NC)

Funeral Service
October 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Friedland Moravian Church (Winston - Salem, NC)

Military Honors
October 4, 2022

12:00 PM
Friedland Moravian Church Graveyard


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