The Rev. Dale Leonard Swain
PLANO, Texas –– The Rev. Dale Leonard Swain, a UM pastor in the North Texas Conference, died January 18, 2011.
He was born in Akron, Ohio in 1930.
He most recently served as the minister with senior adults at First UMC, Plano.
“Dale was very active in UM Men activities at our church,” said Jim Cozart, president of UM Men at the Plano church.
“We will all remember Dale for his deep faith in Christ, love for people, energy, commitment to ministry and the way in which he seemed to wear purple every day.”
He was born in Akron, Ohio in 1930. His son, David, stepson, Danny Neill, and son-in-law, Garry Moon, preceded him in death.
He received his undergraduate degree from West Texas State University and his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Neill Swain, daughters, Cindie Moon, Wilma Williams, son, Shawn Swain. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.