Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013

Charles Edward Swayney – obituary

Charles Edward Swayney, age 56, of Maryville, Tenn., formerly of Cherokee, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at the family home.  Charles loved music and was a wonderful, self-taught musician.   His other passions were riding his motorcycle and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ollie Swayney; brothers, Lee and Calvin Swayney; grandson, Estevan Guillien.

Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Swayney of Maryville, daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Alberto Hernandez; daughter, Becky Swayney; sons, Joshua and Mallie Swayney; grandchildren, Jessica, Daisy, Charlie, Kayla, Luis, Jonathan; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Joe,(Corky) Swayney; brother, Dausey Swayney; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Wallace Bryant; previous life partners, Katie (T.) Hensley and Kaye Swayney.

After a simple goodbye viewing for family and close friends, Charles was cremated on Wednesday, Aug. 21.   The family had a burial of the cremated remains on Friday, Aug. 24 at  Swayney Cemetery in Cherokee.   Online condolences may be sent to   Arrangements were entrusted to Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville, TN.