Vester "Sunny" Lee Swopes

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Vester "Sunny" Lee Swopes 82 of Springdale passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born December 30, 1936 in Savoy, Ark., to George and Thelma Phipps Swopes. Vester served in the United States Army and was a USDA Inspector. He was a very proud grandfather and enjoyed taking his grandchildren to the lake. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and anything to do with water. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Joyce Swopes of the home; one son, Randy Swopes and wife Eva of Nebraska; one daughter, Patty Friedman and husband Jerry of Tontitown; two brothers, Darrell Swopes and wife Judy of Springdale and George Swopes and wife Rita of Farmington; two sisters, Donna Epley and husband Lewis and Sherlean Jewell all of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Michelle, Lori and Jodi and four great grandchildren, Addison, Haley, Jason and Raelyn. Funeral services will be Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with Charlie Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Sonora Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Published July 21, 2019