​Bernie Booe Swears

​Bernie Booe Swears, 81, of Carlisle Arkansas went to be with the Lord on august 26, 2017.  Bernie was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Earl and Grace Booe Swears on August 8, 1936.

He is survived by the love of his life, Bobbye Free Swears, married 57 years; son. Blake Swears and grandchildren, Brittany and Caleb Swears, all of Carlisle.  He was preceded in death by his  parents, Earle and Grace Swears and son, Bret Stephen Swears.

Bernie was a graduate of Carlisle High School and attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.  He was fortunate to work in a profession that he enjoyed and loved for 60 years, and that was farming.  In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family at the lake.  He also enjoyed hunting with family and friends.

Bernie served six years in the Arkansas Air National Guard.  He was a member of the Carlisle Cemetery Board, Lonoke County Farm Bureau Board and the Carlisle Alumni Association.  He is an active member of the Carlisle First United Methodist Church where he has served on the board and various committees over the years.  Berenie was known by his family and friends for his honesty, love, compassion, generosity, and work ethic.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen, Arkansas.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Carlisle First United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Carlisle Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 463, Carlisle, Arkansas, 72024.

7 thoughts on “​Bernie Booe Swears”

  1. Julie Booe Hawkins

    Much loved by Family and Friends,
    Must have been a Celebration in Heaven
    When Bernie went Home……
    He will be sorely missed by all left behind.

  2. Donnie & Shirley Whittenburg

    Out thoughts and prayers are with the family. It was a privilege to have been able to work with him in the past years, a great man and a thinker.
    Our Lord has him now, he will be missed.

  3. The Bishop Family

    Mr. Bernie you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone who is left behind and will be without his warm smile and generous nature.

  4. Dear Bobbie and family,
    Buddy and I were out of state for 6 days – left Saturday 26th. We just found out today about Bernie’s passing. He was such a special person and loved by all of Carlisle – and what great grandchildren!! He will surely be missed. I remember when Judy and I were in your class and spent the night with you not long after you and Bernie married!! You have a special place in our hearts. We will be praying for you as you deal with this tremendous loss.

    Carol Jean and Buddy

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