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John Swicord, Jr.

 October 26, 2022


John Carroll Swicord, Jr. went peacefully to his heavenly home on October 26, 2022, at the age of 67.

Born July 25, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia, he lived in a number of places before his family moved to Irving, Texas where he graduated from Nimitz High School and attended North Lake Junior College. He was a member of Irving Bible Church.

Over the years, John enjoyed cooking for various businesses and private events, putting to use his chef training from the Fairmont Dallas. He enjoyed traveling, scuba diving and taking underwater photos, making pottery, and collecting Dallas Cowboys memorabilia. He owned A-Alliance Limousine, Inc., providing Town Car service for corporate clients to and from the airport. Most recently, he started Metroplex Wallcovering. John was an excellent craftsman, beautifying homes and businesses with wallcoverings in the DFW area. He retired in 2021.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Kay Camp Swicord; sister, Lisa Garner; nephews, Travis and Hunter Howell; nephew, Alex Blondeau; niece, Madeleine Blondeau Hanington and husband Pete; sister-in-law, Leah Camp Blondeau and husband Jon; mother-in-law, Loveta Sue Camp. Preceding him in death are his parents, John Carroll Swicord, Sr. and Dorothy Jean McLeod Swicord; his sister, Linda Jean Swicord Howell; father-in-law, Clayton Leland Camp.

A private memorial will be held to celebrate his life.

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
(972) 607-4400


3 Thoughts on John Swicord, Jr.
    Toni Schuster
    31 Oct 2022

    Prayers for newborn health and strength for John as he begins his next journey. What I remember is his attention to detail and making sure that a job was done well. That was appreciated and shows the true nature of a person. I will not forget that. Thank you John.

    Lynn Dorn
    1 Nov 2022


    I am so sorry to hear that John has gone to his final home. Although I had never met him, I feel I know him through you and your keeping us up to date on how he was doing. I will remember him as the wallpaper guy with a heart condition. You have been a wonderful nurse all these years and I know you have done your best in every way. My condolences to you and your families. Sincerely, Lynn Dorn

    Paula E Murray
    23 Nov 2022

    John was a good man. This is so heartbreaking to hear. So glad to have had the opportunity to speak with him, even though it was years ago. Bless his heart, he sent me one of his beautiful pottery vases.
    Still have it to this day. John will be missed by so many. Praying for Lisa and his family.

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