Thomas Cristol Swaringen died in Lubbock, Texas, on February 20, 2021 at the age of 87. Cristol was born on September 5, 1933 to Claude and Faye Spears Swaringen. Cristol married his high school sweetheart, Maude Elizabeth Edwards on June 22, 1951 in Dickens, TX. They had 2 children. Cristol was a farmer his whole life, even driving a tractor 2 weeks ago. He was a member of Dickens Baptist Church and a deacon for over 40 years.
Cristol is survived by his wife of 69 years, Maude Swaringen of Dickens, one brother, Grady Swaringen of Graham, TX, one sister, Betty Evans & husband Foster, of Rockwall, TX., a son, Tommy Swaringen and wife, Peggy of Dickens, TX., 5 grandkids, Kelly Smith and wife, Tami of Liberty Hill, TX, Tony Smith and wife, Elena, of Austin, TX, Becky Fletcher and husband, Hadley of Lubbock, TX., Kevin Swaringen and wife, Alysia, of Dickens, TX, and Amy Tagle of Spur, TX. He had 18 great-grandkids and 1 great, great-grandson. Cristol is preceded in death by his parents, Claude & Faye Swaringen, and his daughter, Vickie Smith. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm in the Dickens Cementery with Jesse Gillham officiating the ceremony.
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