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Tommy "Pappy" Swangim


Last updated 4/12/2021 at 2:39pm

Tommy “Pappy” Swangim, 86, died Thursday, April 8, 2021, at home in Pisgah Forest.

Born in Mills River to Nellie and Doll Swangim, he grew up surrounded by his four sisters and two brothers, whom he dearly loved. At a young age, he learned to play the guitar and played in several bands throughout the years, including Band Masters.

He joined the Air Force in 1958 and served our country until 1963. When he came out of service, he opened up his own cabinet shop in Mississippi, and later moved back to Pisgah Forest and opened up Swangim’s Custom Cabinets.

When he was not working, he...

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