Austin Aaron Swafford, Jr., 82, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Austin was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 43 for over 50 years. He was a very devoted family man and loved his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Austin Swafford, Sr.; brother, Jim McInturf; grandson, Alex Mason and great-granddaughter, Addlyn Ables. Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Pat Swafford; children, Ron Swafford (Sue), Angela Mason, Greg Swafford (Annette); sisters, Zetta Marler, Wanda Dempsey, Frances Hicks (Butch) and Dorothy Yarborough (Cy); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. Services will be on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Caleb Bolton and Rev. Jimmy Wease officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Special thank you to Amedisys Hospice. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.