John C. Swenney, age 86, of Metropolis, IL, passed away at 10:46 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Massac Memorial Hospital.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Military Rites. Rev. Mike Duncan will officiate.John was a retired Boilermaker with the Local 363, a member of Upper Salem Baptist Church, and an Army veteran of both WWII and the Korean Conflict.John is survived by his wife, Betty (Ramsey) Swenney of Metropolis; 2 daughters, Ruth E. Seibert and husband Bill of Paducah, KY and Rose M. Swenney and fiancé Bud of Terra Haute, IN; 3 sons, John R. Swenney and wife Vicki of Metropolis, Gerald W. Swenney of Metropolis and Kevin D. Swenney and wife Stacy of Newnan, GA; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his parents John W. Swenney and Effie (Warwick) Swenney Schneeman; step-father, Louis Schneeman; one son, Howard E. Swenney; 1 granddaughter, Virginia Powers; one sister, Myrtle Campbell; two brothers, Carl C. Swenney and Robert B. Swenney.There will be no visitation. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memorial/Honor Program 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.