Funeral services for Micah Swanson, 27, of Sulphur Springs, were held on December 8, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Ronnie Miller and Robert Burns officiated. Interment followed at Rockdale Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Dakota Gilliard, Joe Weddle, Carlton Goldsmith, Chris Johnson, Jake Fraizer and Jordan West. The Gun Barrel City Fire Department, Hopkins County EMS, Ellis Co. ESD-6, Medical Jets, Daniel Brandenburgh, Joel Fraizer, Colton Burns, Collin Burns and Josh Miller served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Swanson died on December 3, 2022. He was born on March 25, 1995, in Sulphur Springs, to Mark LaDane and Kathy Marie (Goldsmith) Swanson. He married Sabrina Ann Pickard on December 30, 2021, in Sulphur Springs. He was a loving father, husband and son.
Mr. Swanson worked as a fire fighter and for EMS in Gun Barrel City, Ellis County ESD-6, and part time for Hopkins County EMS. He had a passion for being a firefighter and helping others and became a volunteer at the Emory and Point Fire Departments at the age of 15. He assisted other departments through deployments with Medical Jets.
He made sure his children knew how much he loved them and looked forward to teaching his sons how to hunt and camp. He also taught his children about God. He was saved in early 2008 and baptized the following Easter Sunday.
Mr. Swanson is survived by his wife; children, Zander Preas, Wrenleigh Preas and Montgomery Swanson; father, Mark Swanson; mother, Kathy Brandenburgh and husband Daniel; sisters, Madison Carroll and Mckenzie Fyke; brothers, Dakota Gilliard, Joe Weddle and Laredo Bradenburgh; grandparents, Kathy and Lanoy Swanson; grandmother, LaDonna Bradenburgh (Nana); aunts and uncles, Mark Goldsmith and wife Melissa, Billy Lynn Goldsmith, David Swanson and wife Susan, and Ronnie Miller and wife Debbie; and numerous other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eloise and Billy Joe Goldsmith; aunts, Kim George and Barbara Gail Goldsmith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a first responders organization or PTSD associations.
Arrangements were under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.