Clovis Leon Swope, Jr.February 5, 1940 ~ October 12, 2016 (age 76)
Clovis Leon Swope, Jr. was born to Clovis Leon Swope Sr. and Salena Margaret (Phillips) Swope on Feb. 5,1940 in Brayner, MO. He passed away Wednesday evening, October 12, 2016 at 7:45 p.m. at Mercy Hospital Joplin in Joplin, MO. He shared 76 years, 8 months and 7 days with us.
He lived most of his life in Missouri in the Carthage/Joplin area and finally in Golden City for the last six years. Clovis was an OTR truck driver for 36 years for various businesses. His hobby was fishing.
Clovis married Roberta Brockert on Aug. 8, 1959. They had 5 children. They later divorced.
He was preceded in death by a son Glen Swope, a daughter-in-law Tracie Swope and a grandson Seth.
He is survived by four children Lynn McNamara, Golden City, Tony Swope, Independence, MO, Ed (Sandy) Swope, Madison, South Dakota, and Viola (Joe) Leo, Golden City, MO; two brothers Robert Swope, Millville, MO and Chuck Swope, Polo, MO; two sisters Lena K. (Kenny) Jones, Lincoln, MO and Glenda Faye Buck, Springfield, MO, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.