Johnson City Press Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lee Mack Swift, STAUNTON, Va.

Published May 21st, 2014 10:02 pm

Lee Mack Swift, 73, of Staunton, Virginia, died on May 21, 2014, while visiting family in Elizabethton, TN.
Mack was born in Mountain City, TN, son of the late Rod & June Swift, and was raised in Valley Forge, TN.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan, of Staunton, VA; a son, Mark, of Washington, PA; a daughter, Susan (Wayt), and a grandson, Liam, of Redmond, WA; a sister, Jackie (Alvin) McKinney, and a brother Keith, both of Elizabethton, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two nephews, Mike and Jeff McKinney; and his life-long friend, Steve Williams.
Mack was a graduate of Hampton High School, a loyal alumnus of Emory & Henry College, and held degrees from East Tennessee State University and James Madison University. A renaissance man, Mack was a lifelong teacher, football coach, tennis coach, theater producer, director and actor, and a Lion’s Club member. But Mack was mostly known as Mountain Mack, a master storyteller.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Excellence in Education Scholarship at Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 950, Emory, VA 24327.
Services, for Mack will be held at Coffman Funeral Home in Staunton, VA.
Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.