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Duncan McNair Swails

Duncan McNair Swails
  • August 26, 1926 - November 6, 2018
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a Charity of one's choice.

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North Charleston, SC 29406
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“DM was a good neighbor and good man. He will be missed. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Dana and Dan Tumbleston - SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your dad,Teri ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Abbey Wiggins - Charleston, SC

“I am an old co-worker. I started working with him in 1970 with SCL as an operator in Yemassee. Dugan may our Lord bless you. I wiil always remember...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: TOMMY DUFFIE - CHARLESTON, SC

“I am so sadden to hear your father passed away. He was such a good friend to my family,especially my dad over the years. Both your parents were...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Gerald Rogers - North. Charleston, SC

“Gerald. RogersI am so sad your dad passed away. I will remember his great friendship with my father. I will never be able to repay all the help he...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gerald Rogers - North Charleston, SC

“Dear Teri and David,My heart breaks. This morning as I readthe obituaries and saw his name, memoriesflooded my mind. I spent so many wonderfuldays...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“I was so sorry to learn of your loss. My hope is that your sweetest memories will be of some comfort at this difficult time. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Peeples Diz - Summerville, SC


Duncan "Dugan" McNair Swails, 92, of North Charleston, SC, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. His service will be private. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road.

"DM" was born August 26, 1926 in Fort White, FL, son of the late Frank Morgan Swails and Gussie McNair Swails. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII, a retired conductor with CSX Railroad, loved shrimping, fishing and spending time with his family. He was especially cherished by his many friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Teri Swails King (Ted) of Johns Island, SC; son, David Michael Swails (Deborah) of Summerville, SC; four grandchildren: David Swails (Laura), Joseph Swails (Alyson), Samuel Swails (Kelly) and Jennifer King Cook (Jeff); and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sylvia V. Swails; three brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.