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1978 Joe 2024

Joseph McKay Swain

August 22, 1978 — May 9, 2024

Woods Cross, UT

On August 22, 1978, Joe made his first appearance to James and Sally Swain.  From day one he was practically the perfect child. He slept most of the time and was a delight as their first and only boy. He was adored by his three sisters Talicia, Cindy, and Holly.  As he grew up it was apparent he was very talented physically, mentally, and socially. He excelled in baseball, football, and basketball. He was well liked at school and was a friend to all. His favorite hobby was fishing, especially fly fishing. He enjoyed taking friends and family with him and teaching them his trade. Joe especially enjoyed hunting and camping with his dad and brothers-in-law Scott, Scotty, and Jake. Joe spent many summers riding 4-wheelers and swimming in ponds in Marysvale, Utah, where his mom was raised. When he graduated from high school, he moved to Alaska to work and fish; this was one of his many adventures. He loved to be in nature and often brought home snakes and lizards to terrorize his sisters.  He loved all living things, especially animals.

Joe was selfless. Every dollar he earned, he would give away or spend on somebody else.  Money was not important to him. He worked for 15 years for North Salt Lake City Public Works. He enjoyed this job and had many great friends. He also worked as a mortgage lender and for AT&T.  His favorite job was working at Syracuse High School working with kids that got behind during COVID. He was able to help a lot of kids and connect with them.

Joe was blessed with three wonderful children, Winter, Cassidy, and Brandon. They became the center of his life and everything he did revolved around them. Joe loved playing soccer with Winter, he was her favorite coach.  Winter and Cassy were both involved in dance and cheer.  He was a typical dance dad. Joe spent countless hours teaching Brandon baseball, football, basketball, and wrestling.  He showed them all unconditional love.

Joe had a huge heart and was a phenomenal uncle to his nieces and nephews. He played a big part in their lives. They could always count on him having a gummy frog waiting for them. He was the life of the party and liked to tease and make everyone laugh.

On May 9th, 2024, Joe was unexpectedly taken back to his heavenly father to join his Dad, sister, grandparents, several friends, and many pets that have passed on. His smile, laugh, and charisma will be deeply missed.. until we meet again.  

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Woods Cross Stake Center Chapel, 2064 S. 800 W. Woods Cross, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah, and on Saturday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin 10-15 minutes prior to the services and will be posted below.
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Friday, May 17, 2024

6:30 - 8:30 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Bountiful

295 N. Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Woods Cross Stake Center

2064 S 800 W, Woods Cross, UT 84087

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Woods Cross Stake Center

2064 S 800 W, Woods Cross, UT 84087

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