James Malachi Swain, 72, of North Little Rock, passed away on November 1, 2020. He was born December 2, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Arthur Jennings Swain and Barbara Ruth Ballard.
James was an Air Force Veteran, honorably serving his country for four years. He then served the local North Little Rock community as a Police Officer for 20 years. During this time, he devoted many hours to his law enforcement family and many associations to include the Arkansas Police Olympics and American Legion Post 1 Legion Riders. After retirement, he worked as manager of service for Security at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. James trained many officers and security personnel during his lifetime. James also loved golfing, cooking, and volunteering at many places. He taught Ti Chi and enjoyed spending time with his family and favorite dog Harley.
James is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Barbara Swain; and grandson Clayton Whitsell.
James leaves behind his loving wife of seven years Jorja Swain; children Jimmy Kelly (Christie), Sean Swain, and DeeDee Whitsell (Jason); grandchildren Taylor Whitsell, Tori Swain, Morgan Swain, Scarlett Kelly, and Kathryn Kelly; five great-grandchildren; sister Frances Swain; and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A Visitation will be held Monday, November 9, 2020 from 11:00am- 1:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main St in Jacksonville.
In light of the current health concerns, James’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance with Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400