Joseph Lee Swinney Jr. was born August 13, 1963 in Albany, Georgia, where he was reared up and attended public school.

He passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at the age of 54 in Apalachicola.

He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Lee Swinney Sr., his mother Annie Lee Hall, and son Joshua Swinney.

Survived by his wife, Barbara Swinney; sons JeWayne O’Neal and Mikey O’Neal; three brothers Marvin Swinney, of Japan, Jerry Swinney, of Albany, Georgia, and Alvin ( Tonya) Swinney, of Albany, Georgia; four sisters, Willie Lene Michelle, of Miami, Gayenell (Robert) Horsley of Albany, Georgia, Gail (Marcus) Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia and Jacqueline Swinney of Albany, Georgia; stepfather Folizell Hall of Albany, Georgia; nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 30 at St. Paul AME Church.

Kelley Funeral Home will be assisting with all arrangements.