David Lester Swearingen III of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the age of 75. He was born on December 7, 1945 in Oklahoma City, OK, the eldest son of David and Alpha Swearingen. David attended school in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School in 1964. While in school Dave played many sports, including football, basketball and golf.
Dave married the love of his life, Linda Beth Pitts on December 21, 1966 and they had their son David Sean in 1967. He worked as a Seminole Police officer and later became an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman. “Dyno” Dave always had a love for speed, cars and racing, so he left the Highway Patrol and went to work in the car parts business in Enid, starting to race stock cars in his free time. After several years, Dave, Linda and their son Sean moved to Norman, OK. At this time, he started working for Kerr McGee Corporation. His work led them to move to Houston, TX and later Florida, where he lived out the rest of his life.
Dave will always be remembered by his quick wit and gift of gab. He never met a stranger and he could always make people laugh. He was described by many as one of the funniest people they had ever met. Dave could sell anything to anyone and there were many funny stories about times he convinced people to do the most outrageous things, just for a laugh.
Dave was preceded in death by his son David Sean Swearingen, and parents David and Alpha Swearingen, his father and mother in law Bud and Elizabeth Pitts, Bowlegs, OK. Survivors include his wife Linda Beth of the home, brothers Toby Swearingen of Seminole, OK, Tom and Esperanza Swearingen of Shawnee, OK, sisters Nancy and John Villines of Seminole, OK, and Linda Swearingen of Seminole, OK, brother-in-law Wendell Pitts. Nephews Mathew Villines of Laredo, TX, Jacob Swearingen of Seminole, OK, Oz Mitchell of Shawnee, OK, Justin Mitchell of Oklahoma City, OK and his niece Alea Swearingen of Seminole, OK. He dearly loved the Pitts side of the family as well.
Services for Dave have been postponed to a later date and will be held in Oklahoma. The family request that memorials can be made to The Dementia Society of America at PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or The Compassionate Friends, Norman Chapter.