Dennis Lee “Denny” Swearingen

A celebration of life gathering for Dennis Lee “Denny” Swearingen, 64, Lawrence will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Denny’s home at 1158 N. 1900 Road, Lawrence. He died Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Denny was born November 29, 1949 in Richmond, MO the son of Noel Lee and Betty (Hardie) Swearingen.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He was a business consultant.

Survivors include two sons, Zachary Swearingen, Lawrence, Jason Swearingen, Big Rapids, MI; four granddaughters, Tennessee, Brittany, Adrianna, Halle; and one sister, Barbara Bollinger, Blue Springs, MO.

21 Condolences

  1. Dan Simpson on January 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    You will be missed my friend. A lot of years passed through but you were always the same when our paths crossed. Rest easy,

  2. Lawrence and Pamela Turner on January 7, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Mr. Denny you were talked about often my husband always looked forward to one day catching fish out of your pond. You really made us feel at home it was a pleasure to known you.


  3. Donna Dykes Hawkins Mertz on January 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you for teaching me to shoot a high powered pistol. HaHa. Whatever it was called, you got quite a laugh when you told me to shoot the turtle in our pond and I landed on my back. I hope you and Dale are reunited and playing tricks on people in Heaven. I will catch up with you someday. I am sure you will be planning the next trick to play on me. Prayers for your family. Donna

  4. Deborrah Chatmon on January 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The family sends much love and prayers of strength for the family, we will all miss you.

  5. Scott farmer on January 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Dennis “The Stick Swearingen” was a hero to me. Stick was 3 years ahead of me in The Richmond School District. He always had a smile and a lot of fun to all that knew him. RIP. and prayers to all of his family.

  6. Diane on January 8, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Prayers and love to Zac and Jason and their families and Denny’s sister. His kindness and caring for others and love for nature were reminders on how to live life to the fullest and help others. I will miss my wonderful friend.

  7. Lori & Steve Montgomery on January 8, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Zach – We are so very sorry for your loss. May happy memories of your dad bring you comfort and a smile during this difficult time.

  8. Anonymous on January 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Barb, Thinking of you (as I do often), but especially now. You girls were and are very dear to me. Jan

  9. Herb Hamann on January 8, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    To: Swearingen Family:
    I grew up in Richmond back in the 60’s with Denny (or Schtick as we called him). I spent much time as a boy hanging out with Schtick as we fished, camped out, played sports and road around together. I have wonderful memories of he as his wonderful family. Denny was a great guy, loved by many and will be missed…Herb

  10. John Thomas on January 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I have many wonderful memories of Denny from our youth, growing up together in Richmond. Some would say we didn’t grow up fast enough, but I wouldn’t trade those years for anything. I am sorry for your loss and believe Denny is reunited with his loved ones and his blue 53 Chevy in a better place. Rest in peace my old friend. John Thomas

  11. Ken Mitchell and Margaret on January 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    We will miss you ,my friend. We feel so lucky to have been able to see you last Wed. night. We wish we had known that you were feeling so badly. Thanks for all the really enjoyable times we had with you.

  12. Fern Oliphant Bretch on January 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    So sorry to hear about Denny. I was a friend from RHS. Would just like to say that he was one of the nicest guys I knew in high school. He will be missed greatly. My condolences to his family.

  13. Miles and Paula Schnaer on January 9, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Swearingen Family at this time. Our best, Miles and Paula

  14. Jon Gilbert on January 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Denny was always quick to smile, and made all around him feel at ease. His sense of humor was legendary, and I had many laughs working with him here at MTG. He was an excellent consultant, highly respected by his teammates and clients.

    My deepest condolences to the Swearingen family. Denny will be fondly remembered by all of us.

  15. Steve Kennedy on January 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Denny on several projects during his 7 years at MTG and I’ll always remember the good times we shared… whether we were having Philly Cheesesteaks at the refinery project in Philadelphia; having a beer watching our team members do karaoke in South Texas; or unwinding at the end of the week with a glass of wine at the San Antonio airport before heading home for the weekend. So many good times, so many laughs.

    He was a great man and a great friend, and I will truly miss him!

    I wish his family the very best during these difficult times and want them to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Julie Rigg on January 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Zac and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of Denny. We enjoyed getting to know him, seeing him at the neighborhood pool, and having him at our neighborhood cookouts. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to all of you!
    J.R & Julie Rigg
    Eric and Katelyn McIntyre

  17. Bill Hosking (MTG Retired) on January 10, 2014 at 4:49 am

    So sad to hear about Denny. He was a great friend and a wonderful guy to work with. He had an infectious smile and when you heard his little Walter Brennan like laugh, (“Hee, Hee”), you knew something fun was about to happen. He will be missed by everyone he touched.

  18. Eric Tinker on January 10, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I worked with Denny at MTG, and always enjoyed our interactions. He was very friendly, outgoing, and a great team member.

    All condolences to the Swearingen family.

  19. Anonymous on January 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I want say something about Denny’s love for the outdoors, nature, our yellow labs, sitting around the campfire and having friends and family out to see the beautiful country home we had. He loved to take pictures of it and see my pictures and take walks in the country. He knew his time would be short and he loved our time in the country m

  20. Brian McCorvy, Lanxess Corp. on January 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I hate to hear this about Denny. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his

  21. Keith Blizzare, Lanxess Corp. on January 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. I liked Denny so much and enjoyed working with him. He will be missed for sure.

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