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George Ernest Swearingen was born February 4, 1938 in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Ernest & Ethel Swearingen. He was proceeded in death by all five siblings – Ray, Helen, Don, Pam and Joanne. George graduated from Northeast High School in Oklahoma City in 1956, and immediately joined the United States Air Force, serving in Korea and Texas.
While in the Air Force George met the love of his life – Virginia Beck in San Angelo, Texas and they married in 1959. The marriage produced two sons, Joey and Randy.
George joined the Midwest City Police Department in 1966, serving in a variety of positions including motorcycle traffic enforcement, patrol, detective and undercover criminal investigations. During his time on the police force, he obtained his associates degree from Oscar Rose junior college and he attended the FBI national training for supervisory law enforcement officers. He retired from the police force in 1995 as a lieutenant.
The next few years were spent raising cattle on a farm near Maysville, Oklahoma. While he loved the farm life, he soon returned to law enforcement work, serving on a security detail at the federal courthouse in Oklahoma City.
George was diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and in 2019 George and Virginia moved to Texas in order to be closer to their son Randy. Even in his 80’s, his work ethic was tireless. George was a very generous man with his time, talents and treasure – always willing to help anyone in need.
On July 31, 2023, George left this mortal life to begin his eternal glorified life with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by: his wife – Virginia, two sons – Joey and Randy, seven grandchildren – Christopher, Brandon, Lauren, Nick, Kirstin, Brock, Reagan and their spouses as well as ten great grandchildren.