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John "Corey" Corbett Swain, Sr.

February 18, 1991 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 29)


Guyton – John Corbett “Corey” Swain, Sr., 29, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Candler Hospital in Savannah. Ga.

Corey was born on February 18, 1991 in Savannah Ga and lived most of his life in Bulloch County before moving to Guyton. He attended Southeast Bulloch High School, was an avid fisherman, and loved dirt track racing and karaoke. His career was a carpenter/roofer, working for his family business, Professional Roofing Solutions of Guyton, Ga. Corey attended Liberty Christian Fellowship Church in Guyton.

He is preceded in death by: his grandfathers, Edward R Sweat Sr., and  Howard Eugene Swain; grandmother, Christine “Tina” Jerrell; and uncle, Edward R Sweat Jr.

Survivors include: his father, Corbett Brian Swain, Sr;  mother, Diana Sweat Pearce; “Dad”, Gary Lee Pearce; stepfather, Michael James Sapp; the love of his life, Kayla Ashley Price; 4-year-old son, John Corbett Swain, Jr; brothers, Corbett Brian Swain Jr (Christie), Stephen Edward Padgett Sr (Amanda), George Cecil Lee Pearce, Shane Henry Pearce, Daniel Brian Swain (Carla), Henry Reynolds, Jude Swain, and Andrew Swain; sisters, Taylor Swain, and Nickie Johnson; grandmothers, Gertrude Williams Swain and Linda Kaye Sweat, grandfather, Johnny Allen Jerrell; uncles, Art Counts and John Douglas Sweat (Tracy); aunts, Cindy Swain, Lisa Sweat Shurling (Durell), and Cayla Allyn Jerrell; first cousins, Tommy Canady (Vickie), Mark Canady, Jenalee Nicole Shurling, Jessica Shurling Branon (Hunter), Dorothy M. Sweat, and John D. “Jake” Sweat Jr; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.                                                                                                                                                                

Visitation will be held at Riggs Funeral Home on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5 -7pm. All CDC and social distancing guidelines will be in place and will limit the number of people in the building at any given time.

A graveside service will be held at 11am on Friday, September 18, 2020, in the Eldora Cemetery with Pastor Scott Howard officiating.

Pall bearers will be: Corbett Brian Swain Jr., Stephen Edward Padgett Sr., George Cecil Lee Pearce, Shane Henry Pearce, Daniel Brian Swain, Henry Reynolds, Jude Swain, and Andrew Swain.

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September 17, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carlson & Riggs Funeral Home
1979 Hwy 119 South
Guyton, GA 31312

Graveside Service
September 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Eldora Cemetery

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