*Pine Knot Funeral Home Please note the time changes due to weather. Funeral services will now be held at 8pm Tuesday in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home. Burial services will be Wednesday morning at 11am at the Cedar Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening after 6 at the funeral home*
Leon Jay Swiger, age 67, of Whitley City, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Jean Waddle Care Center at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.
He had worked at Youngstown Steel Mill in Youngstown, Ohio, and he was a carpenter. He had served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Kinne Slaven Post 115 of the American Legion.
Mr. Swiger was born October 11, 1946, in Beverly, West Virginia, to the late Loney Swiger and Verna Binager. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his three brothers; Wayne, Dale and Allen Swiger and two sisters; Barbara Mitchell, and Linda Laskey. Surviving family include his children; Jessica Spradlin (and Tony) of Whitley City, Rick Swiger and Adam Swiger, both of Stearns, Kentucky, and a sister Patricia Gentile of Colorado Springs, Colorado. His grandchildren are Caleb and Hallie Spradlin.