Charles J. Sword

July 4, 1914 - April 11, 2009
Charles J. Sword

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Charles John Sword, 94, of Dana, NC, died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Born in Warren County, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruby Samuelson Sword. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Irene George Sword, who died in 1998, and his brother, Grayson Sword.

A 1928 graduate of Sugar Grove Township Schools in Warren County, PA, he continued his education at A.M. Chesbrough Seminary, NY, Godís Bible School and Seattle Pacific College in Washington, and Roberts Wesleyan College in New York. In addition to his work as a missionary and school teacher, he was employed in the machine sales and assembly department of New York General Signal and Lightnin Mixers.

He is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Helen, of Dana; his son, Terry, of Georgia; sisters, Mariam Jenkins of Lakewood, New York and Elizabeth Lundgren of Erie, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, April 16, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Rabbi Terry Culbreth will officiate.


Thursday, April 16, 2009
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • April 13, 2009
    Beth Ernest says:
    Uncle Charles was the most loving and faithful of men. His devotion to Jesus Christ showed through in his kindliness, humility, and loving devotion to his beloved wife, Irene, and, in later years, to his beloved wife, Helen. Charles also had an amazing memory and storytelling ability, able to recount his time growing up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania at the beginning of the last century. His was the childhood of the one-room school house, the kerosene lamps, and the sensation of seeing an airplane fly overhead. One was never sad in Uncle Charles' company! It is ironic that dementia claimed him in his last years. His gentle presence will be missed.

  • April 14, 2009
    Charlie Bullman says:
    Miss seeing him at gas station

  • April 15, 2009
    Tom Reynolds says:
    I will never forget you. Tom Reynolds (Docs Service Center)

  • April 16, 2009
    Julie Jenkins Marsh says:
    Uncle Charles ~ a gentleman, a sharp wit, a warbling bird whistler, a checkers champion, a family history teller, a great cook, a loving husband to Irene & Helen, a Believer. I will remember you always.

  • April 16, 2009
    David and Edwina Sword says:
    We are very sad over the loss of Uncle Charles. He was my last blood uncle and will be missed alot. I wish that I would have become close to him many years sooner. He was like a walking history book and I enjoyed talking with him about family. We will miss him forever and I know that he is in Heaven. Love David and Edwina