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Ralph Denham Swinney

June 23, 1938 — October 31, 2023

Biloxi

 

Ralph Denham Swinney, 85, of Biloxi, MS passed away on Tuesday October 31, 2023.

 

Ralph was born in Laurel, MS. While attending college in Ellisville, MS, he met Shirley, his loving wife of 65 years before moving to Biloxi, MS to start their family.

 

Ralph was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served for 22 years. Upon retiring from active duty, he worked an additional 30 years as a radar instructor at Keesler Air Force Base. Outside of work and enjoying his time with his family, Ralph had many hobbies including: fishing, model making, reading, as well as a love for automobiles. Ralph was an active member of the Loyal Order of the Moose for 46 years, having served as past Governor of the D'Iberville Moose Lodge and holds the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.

 

Ralph is survived by his wife, Shirley Swinney; and their three children, Debbe Swinney, Kathy Swinney Stover and Bryan Swinney. He is also survived by his sister, Pat Roe; brothers, Robert Lee (Pansie) Swinney, Jody (Rhonda) Swinney; his five grandchildren, Kara (Gunter) Adkins, Kyle Stover, Kaitlyn (Stephen) Andrew, Brandon Swinney and Jason Swinney; as well as his great grandchildren, Anderson Adkins, Sawyer Adkins, Harper Andrew and Parker Andrew. Ralph is preceded in death by his son, Kenny Swinney; his parents, Inez Staples and Willie Robert Swinney; and brother, Charlie Stennett.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023, from 10:30am-11:30am with a funeral service to follow afterwards at the Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home located at 2511 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531. The burial service will be held at the Biloxi National Cemetery at 12:30pm following the Memorial Service. The family invites everyone to join them immediately following the burial service at the D'Iberville Moose Family Center located at 5145 West Gay Rd, D'Iberville, MS.

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ralph Denham Swinney.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, November 6, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Pass Road

2511 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 6, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Pass Road

2511 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531

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Interment

Monday, November 6, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, MS 39531

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