Thomas "Tom" Frederick Swift

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December 6, 1966 ~ August 18, 2022

Born in: Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in: Suwanee, Georgia

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Thomas “Tom” Frederick Swift, 55, died unexpectedly at his home in Suwanee, GA, during a routine workout. Medical examination found an enlarged heart as cause of death.

Tom was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 6, 1966. From 1975, he and his sisters were raised by their mother in Lawrenceville, GA.

In 1988, Tom graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. He was an executive Vice President at Primerica, an employee for 37 years, and a financial advisor to family and friends.

Tom attended North Point Church. His love for Jesus shone through him—evident by his impact on his family and so many more. He is survived by his mother, Caryl Swift; sisters: Lisa Swift and Christen (Michael) Adams; and three children: Savannah Swift, Natalie (Sean) Wilson, and Thomas Swift.

He was an avid outdoorsman—biking, motorcycling, boating, hiking, fishing, beer festivals… A frequent concert-goer, antique-picker, thrill-seeker, and phenomenal chef who “lived to eat” in proper foodie form.

A private service will be held to celebrate Tom’s life. His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Global(x), the international division of North Point Ministries.

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  1. CandleImageMy thoughts and prayers not only go out to Tom’s family and friends but also to his extended Primerica family.

  2. CandleImageTom brought so much joy to everyone around him. He will be missed by many. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss.

  3. CandleImageOur thoughts and prayers to Tom’s family. He was a brilliant man that will be missed greatly and remembered dearly. With God’s love, rest in peace, my friend.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this news of Tom. Many memories growing up in Lawrenceville. Praying for his wife and kids and mom and sisters. Wonderful family. May God give you peace and understanding.

  5. CandleImageRest in peace, Tom, our classmate, and friend. We continue to hold your loved ones in prayer for His Cover and Care. In memory of our youth and your life.
    Jason and Lisa Parks

  6. CandleImageMy prayers go out to Tom’s soul for being with his everlasting God as well as to Tom’s family members and friends. I will ever remember you, Tom, as a very kind man with positive energy!

  7. I am so saddened to hear of this loss- prayers for peace and comfort lifted for his family and friends.

  8. CandleImageI was so sorry to just hear the news of Tom’s passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with such a loss. He brought much happiness to many people, a wonderful gift and I know he will be missed.
    With love and prayers for you all…
    Steve Spellman

  9. Such sad news . Tom brought love, joy, fun and laughter to the children he served at Metro Kids Africa in South Africa. It was an honour to have known him .

  10. As the leader of our Cape Town GlobalX trip with Northpoint Ministries I can say that we (the team) are truly saddened by this news. I remember calling Tom to tell him I’d selected him to join the trip and I knew from that first conversation he would bring something special to our team – a great balance of love, leadership and laughter for sure.

    Our team has made a point to gather and partake in feeding Tom’s foodie nature while catching up with one another. I’m only sorry we didn’t get another visit in before he left us too soon. We have made plans to catch up, hug it out and give Tom a proper toast over a South African meal in the near future. I’m honored that GlobalX and our trip to South Africa would remain top of mind for him and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

  11. CandleImageI’m grateful I got the chance to know Tom and his kind and giving heart. He is so loved by his family and friends and I am so sorry for each of your loss. I know the impact he has left behind and how truly missed he is! My prayers are with you all in this difficult time and in the days ahead! My love and prayers,
    Alison Lane

  12. CandleImagePrayers for Tom’s family. I graduated with Tom. He was always nice and spoke when he saw you. I am sad to hear of his passing.

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss. I only knew Tom about the last year, but he was a great riding buddy and a super great guy. He loved his family and spoke of his kids often. I know he will be sorely missed!

  14. I just learned of Tom’s death, and my heart goes out to his friends and his family. I have admired his strength, his character, and his determination. We were riding dirt bikes together in Kentucky in 2020 when my bike, and my ankle started acting up. I turned back towards Camp, and he cut his riding day short to make sure I made it back safely. We were supposed to ride together in July this year, but he canceled because he had the opportunity to help his daughter move. Tom always demonstrated character and responsibility. He will be sorely missed.

  15. CandleImageTom Swift, such a precious school boy, neighbor, young man, and friend. It breaks my heart for his familie’s loss of this love in their lives. God blessed everyone who had the opportunity to talk or visit with Tom. He will certainly be missed by many and accomplished so much on his mission for Christ. You are all in my prayers for comfort during this sad time.
    Betsy Bragg

  16. CandleImageThis was shocking and so terribly sad to hear about. Tom you were an awesome motorcycle rider and friend. May you Rest In Peace brother. May God bless your surviving family forever.
    You will be missed.

  17. CandleImageTom was one of the most genuinely good people I’ve ever met. His outlook on life was a huge inspiration to me. I hope there are some killer trails to explore up there. Save some for us, brother. We’ll miss ya man.

  18. CandleImageIt is with a very heavy heart that I write on Tom’s guestbook. We are so sorry we did not hear so we could celebrate his life with you in person, but are absolutely heartbroken at this loss. He was a dear friend for years and we so enjoyed our family times together. Much love and many prayers to Caryl, Savannah, Nat and Thomas.

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