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James Allen ‘Jim’ Swailes

James Allen “Jim” Swailes, 53, of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away suddenly Sunday, July 25, 2021.

He was born April 16, 1968, in Lewistown, Pa., to Anthony P. Swailes and Eldora M. (Lyter) Swailes.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Suzanne “Suzie” Swailes, daughters Shelby Swailes and Lyndzie Swailes of Zephyrhills; two stepsons, Darren Hamman and wife Brenda of Zephyrhills and Jordan Hamman and wife Sarah of Hankison, N.D.; a brother, Timothy S. Swailes and wife Melett, and sister Kimbra J. Swailes, all of Lewistown. Jim also had numerous in-laws, five grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida.

He was preceded in death by a brother, David Swailes.

Jim will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband and father, a great supporter of Penn State football and Philadelphia Flyers hockey, and working with the Zephyrhills Police Athletic League in his earlier years. Jim will be truly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in his name to the Zephyrhills Police Athletic League, PO Box 1227, Zephyrhills, FL 22539-1227. Jim spent many years with the league. It was his most favorite place to be, working with the youth of Zephyrhills. One of his wishes was that children could participate no matter their financial status.

As requested by Jim, there will not be a formal service. Please honor his memory with love and fondness.