Jerad Wilson Swain, 36, local fisherman and boat enthusiast

Jerad Wilson Swain

SOUTHPORT — Jerad Wilson Swain, 36, walked into the arms of Jesus Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Jerad was a lifelong resident of Southport, a town he truly loved. He did a tour in the Navy and served his country on nuclear submarines. He returned to Southport and was an avid fisherman who fished in our local waters. Jerad could talk about boats for hours, a rod and reel were an extension of his arm, and on the water was where he felt most at home. Jerad was a kind and gentle soul who never met a stranger.

Jerad is survived by his true love, fiancé Savannah Collier, and her daughter, Dannie; father and stepmother, Jerry Wilson Swain and Elisabeth of Southport; birth mother, Adria C. Swain of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida; paternal grandmother, Pauline Smith Swain of Southport; aunt, Marilyn Aldridge Swain of Wilmington; stepsister, Caitlin Mae Williams (Jay) of Wilmington; step-niece, Ellie Mae Williams of Wilmington; and countless friends that were like family.

In keeping with Jerad’s generous spirit, he was able to give to many strangers through Carolina Donor Services, and now others will benefit from his selflessness.

Memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Swim onward Fish, you were very loved and you will be greatly missed.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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