Andrew Curtis Swint Jr., 78, of Garland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in Richardson, Texas of complications due to Multiple Sclerosis. He was born on Thursday, October 23, 1941, to Andrew Curtis Swint Sr. and Jestina Fogelman in Tehuacana, Texas. He married Teresa (Terry) Curtis on June 1, 1996 in Garland, Texas. He was a Diesel Mechanic, Cross Country Truck Driver, S.W. Bell Linesman, and a Policeman with Cockrell Hill Police Dept. Curtis served on the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Volunteers. He was active in the animal Assisted Therapy Program with dogs Freckles, Stryer, Gigi, and Ryan. He was an active volunteer with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving on the Walk Committee, and assisted with planning Family Discovery Camp, Champ Camp for children with MS and Camp Can Do, A Barrier Free Camp for adults with MS. Curtis volunteered with Canine Companions for Independence and Canine Support Teams as the Texas Liaison. He and his wife Terry eventually developed Bluebonnet Service Dogs of Texas, serving recipients as a Director. Curtis was special in so many ways. Though his body had limitations, his heart never did. Aside from being one of the most trusted and valued volunteers at the National MS Society he became "Dad" or "Daddy A" to several young adults. Whenever he was needed, he was there. He knew how to repair many things and if his hands couldn't do it, he would patiently talk others through the task. He loved being with people. The activity didn't matter, but it was full of laughs and jokes, His heart was the size of Texas and always gave friends, old and new, his famous homemade salsa. He never let a conversation go by without genuinely saying how much he loved them and how much they meant to him. He was a wonderful and dynamic man.
Curtis is survived by his spouse, Terry Swint; daughter, Kim Elizabeth Gaston (Jarrell) of San Angelo, Texas, and Andrea Jean (A.J) Meisel (Jason) of McKinney, Texas; sister-in-law, Marcy Valerie Cawley of Warren, Pennsylvania; service dog, Ryan; Honorary Children, Kristen Leforce, Ben Alexander, and Jennifer Pittman; sister, Patsey Allen of Hutchins, Texas; Pallbearers, Eric Lagneaux, Dennis Adams, Paul Kanal, Ben Alexander, Donald Hunt, and Leon Finlesrein, Michael Cawley, four grandchildren, Amanda Griffith of Van Alstine, Texas; Matt Rollen of Sherman, Texas; Sarah Padgett of Pensacola, Florida; and Bo Padgett of Kennedale, Texas, and four great grandchildren, Shana Cannaday, Roni-Ann Gafford, Braylynn Griffith, and Savanna Rollen. He was preceded in death by his parents. Andrew Curtis Sr. and Jestina Swint.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Restland Memorial Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m., located at 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75243. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church, located at 5231 Meadowcreek Dr. Dallas, Texas 75248.
On Friday, November 8, 2018, a visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow immediately after the visitation in the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Friday, November 8th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667
Friday, November 8th, 2019
TEHUACANA, TX 76686