Kenneth E. Swain, 92, passed on to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Kenneth was born June 21, 1928 in Brunswick County, NC. He was the second son of the late G. Cleveland Swain and Jewel Clemmons Swain and was pre-deceased not only by his parents but a brother, G. Claude Swain.
He grew up in Myrtle Beach and was a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy. Kenneth then retired from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. He was an Air Force Officer and Veteran of the Korean War. Kenneth was a lifetime member of the Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge # 353, Scottish Rite, Valley of Charleston and Omar Shrine Club, Mount Pleasant, SC. He was also a member of the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club and his hobby was the breading and showing of Pomeranian Dogs and he bred his male AKC Champion Sun Fun Sandy of Myrtle Beach. He was an ardent traveler having exchanged homes worldwide. He was a great supporter of Coastal Carolina University and having the Kenneth E. Swain Science Annex and Swain Scholars named in his honor. Kenneth was a proud member of Ocean View Baptist Church and the Singles One Sunday school class.
Survivors are a nephew C. Thomas Swain and his wife Julie of Oak Island, NC, a niece, Claudia Riley and her husband Frank of Layton, FL, and a great niece Lora and great nephew Brett.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 29, 2021 at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Swain Family Scholarship Fund care of Ocean View Baptist Church 7300 N. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.
Please leave a kind message using the "Tribute Wall" tab above.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kenneth E Swain, please visit our floral store.