BLOOMINGTON - James Swibaker, 73, Tuckerman, Ark., formerly of Bloomington, died Jan. 25, 2006.
His funeral was Saturday in Tuckerman with interment in Gracelawn Cemetery, Tuckerman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Swibaker; five sons, Jimmy and Michael Swibaker, Bill and Charles Thomas, and Jay Berry; three daughters, Sue Thomas, Kathy Rablon and Timothia Brownfield; one brother, Don Swibaker, Bloomington; one sister, Dorothea Purgett, Sloan, Iowa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born in Bloomington, a son of Frank James and Minnie Marie Lockenvitz Swibaker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vicki Coy; four sisters, Bernadine Jackson, Evelyn Erickson Michael, Ann Johnson and Velma Thoennes; and one brother, Francis Swibaker.
James was a Navy veteran.