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John David Sweat, 74

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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.


  • Kim Lobley Hill Posted September 8, 2016 8:56 PM

    David, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

  • Angie, Allen, Zach, Eli and Ellie King Posted September 8, 2016 9:46 PM

    David and Zoe. My deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Terri Simmons Posted September 8, 2016 10:35 PM

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Sue and Terri Simmons

  • Thad and Ruth Gray Posted September 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    David and Diane. Want you to know that we are thinking about you and lifting both of you up in prayer. Your mom and dad were great neighbors and faithful in Christ. Although, I haven’t seen much of late, they will be missed, not only by us, but our entire community. God’s love and peace, may it comfort you.

  • George/Mary Ann McCrary Posted September 10, 2016 2:27 PM

    John and Diane, we are so very sorry for y’all’s loss. Many thoughts and prayers go out to you all. ❤️. Love, The McCrarys

  • CartiNlr Posted September 12, 2016 9:12 AM

    Sweat family, We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Your friends at CartiNlr

  • Lori De La Paz Posted September 12, 2016 9:29 PM

    So sorry for your loss. I worked at LRAFB Data Automation with him during my very first duty assignment and remember him so well. He was kind, funny and always ready to share his knowledge and assistance. May God bless you with comfort and peace.

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