John David Sweat, 74, of Jacksonville, passed away on September 7, 2016. He was born in Austell, Georgia on October 15, 1941. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Sweat; mother, Doris McKoy; Aunts Mina Brown and Martha Knight; numerous great aunts, great uncles, and cousins, and his loving wife of 53 years, Evelyn Sweat.
John was a deacon and member of Maddox Road Baptist Church, Jacksonville AR. John worked 33 years Civil Service for the United States Army and the United States Air Force, retiring from Little Rock Air Force Base. He became a journeyman electrician and worked in numerous construction projects throughout Central Arkansas and ended his career working for National Home Center in 2009.
He is survived by David Sweat and Kelley Lawhorn of Memphis TN and Diane and husband George Goode of Jacksonville AR; sister, Lynn McDaris of Snellville GA; grandchildren, Selina Lovston, Brittany Teal, Sonja Teal, Zoe Bergmire-Sweat; great-grandchildren, Conner Harris and Kammie Harris, and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, September 17, at 2:00 pm at Maddox Road Baptist Church, 702 E Maddox Road, Jacksonville with Pastor Cory Platt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maddox Road Baptist Church in his honor.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.