Valdosta Daily Times


October 12, 2013

David Kipley (Kip) Swindell

-- — David Kipley (Kip) Swindell, age 53, of Salem, Va., passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Salem Veterans Hospital  after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Swindell was born July 8, 1960, in El Paso, Texas.  His mother is Barbara Chittenden Swindell of Naylor and his father and step-mother are Paul and Mary Swindell  of Valdosta.  Mr. Swindell was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Shane Swindell; his maternal grandparents Annella Wilkes Chittenden and Victor Eugene Chittenden; and his paternal grandfather Bernard Swindell.  

Mr. Swindell was a Navy veteran, having served both active duty and in the Naval Reserve, and a licensed electrician.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and his cats.  He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  

“Thanks for being in my life,” said his significant other and care giver, Ellen Moyer.

Survivors include: Significant other/care giver, Ellen Moyer of Salem, Va. Sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Larry Sheffield, of Naylor. Grandmother Adelaide Swindell of Athens. Aunts and Uncle: Joyce and Grayson Powell of Valdosta, Gay, Bobby Dollar of Abbingdon, Va., Leon and Barbara Chittenden of New Johnsonville, Tenn., Tommy and Loralee Swindell of Athens, and Danford and Beth Swindell Kettering of Ohio. Niece and nephew-in-law April and Chris Weeks of Gainesville, Fla.

Per his wishes, Mr. Swindell will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in Valdosta, at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed online at  or Music Funeral Services of Valdosta, and John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home of Salem, Va, are serving the family. — Music Funeral Services

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