Funeral Director & Embalmer
Dee has over
45 years of experience serving families during their time of greatest
need. A native of Sciotoville, he attended
East High School, Ohio University, and is a graduate of Pierce Commonwealth
Mortuary College in Houston, TX. He
worked for Don Wolfe Funeral Home from 1970 – 80. He then relocated to the Houston, TX area where
he was a manager of multiple funeral homes for SCI.
to provide a more personal funeral experience for his families that he felt
could not be achieved in a corporate environment and by 1994 he had opened two
funeral homes in Texas. In 1995 he moved
back to Scioto County to purchase Warren Funeral Home and Pennington Bishop
Funeral Home in New Boston. Dee then
opened a location in Wheelersburg in the old Brock Funeral Home building in
Wheelersburg, both of which became locations for D.W. Swick Funeral Home. In 2000 at the urging of local community
leaders, he opened another location in South Webster. He sold the Wheelersburg location in 2006 and is thrilled that we are now opening up this location once again under the D.W. Swick-Nelson name.
married to Maria Swick and they have two children, David and Jessica. He has 3 additional children from a previous
marriage who live in Florida. He attends
Lifepoint Church in Portsmouth, is a member of the New Boston Kiwanis and
Western Sun Masonic Lodge #91. In his
spare time Dee farms and tends to his horses.