Funeral Services for Jim L. Swails, age 70 of Ewing will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater with Pastor Wayne Smith, Officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Bloomfield Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Jessen - Meirose Post American Legion Post #249 and VFW Post #4996 and Legion Riders. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home. He passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Antelope Memorial Hospital. Snider Memorial Funeral Home are handling the arrangements. James Louis Swails was born on February 21, 1945 to James W. and Vernel (Peters) Swails in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He graduated with the class of 1963 from Bloomfield High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army on February 4, 1964 at Omaha, NE and was discharged on February 3, 1967 at Fort Lewis Washington. On May 4, 1968 he was united into marriage to Sharon Vech at Verdigre, NE. After the service, he came back to Bloomfield to work construction with his father. Jim drove truck for Gieselman Trucking and in March 1972 he went to work for Great Plains Communication and retired on August 31, 2008, after working for them 36 years. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cutting wood. He was a member of the Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department when he lived in Bloomfield. In 1983 he was transferred by the phone company to Ewing where he joined Sanders American Legion Post #214. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Jim Swails of Apache Junction, AZ and daughter, Dawn and husband, Chad Clement of Tabor, SD. Grandchildren: Robert and Sean Swails, of Apache Junction, AZ; Justin and Hunter Ave of Tabor, SD, and step-granddaughter, Chelsea Brandenburger of Genoa, NE. His mother, Vernel Nelson of Norfolk, NE. Sisters, Barb and husband, Gary Juracek of Genoa, NE, and Bonnie Scobee of Gardner, KS. Sister-in law, Karen Svatos of Verdigre, NE and brother-in-law, Roger and wife, Carolyn Vech of Verdigre, NE. He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Swails; two brothers, Richard and Jerry, and Step-father, Henry "Junior" Nelson.