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Mr. Ralph Edward Swink

Mr. Ralph Edward Swink
  • October 8, 1940 - November 3, 2020
  • Connelly Springs, North Carolina

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“Lucille...my thoughts and prayers are with you. I was so shocked and sorry to hear about Shorty. I got to know him through my brother who thought...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Sellers - Kings Mountain, NC

“May God hold you and your family in his arms during this sad time. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Blaka and Leonard Abee - NC

“So sorry for your loss. My Mom worked with Shorty for many years. I remember him well. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Teresa Klutz Berry - Icard

“You are in my thoughts and prayers, Shorty will be greatly missed, I always loved to see him coming in Bullseye to set and talk for a while, he was a...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Chad White - Casar, NC - Friend


Mr. Ralph Edward "Shorty" Swink, 80, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Ralph was born in Burke county to the late Lee Roy Swink, and Mary Smith Swink on October 8, 1940. He enjoyed hunting, farming, NASCAR, and Country music. He worked as a supervisor for the city of Morganton for twenty seven years.
In addition to his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by one of his brothers, Earl Swink; sisters Ruth Carswell, and Evelyn Tallent; and a nephew, Dean Carswell.
Surviving his passing is his wife, Dorothy Lucille Hudson Swink; son, Michael Swink; brother, Gene Swink; nieces and nephews, Dean Swink, Linda Swink, Amy English, Janet Kanupp, Jason Carswell, Ray Tallent, Debbie Wright, Becky Tallent, Donna Godfrey, and Penny Towery; and a numerous amount of great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ryan Newman Rescue Ranch at 1424 Turnersburg Highway, Statesville, NC 28625