David Hart Swaney

May 6, 2018

CHARLOTTE – David Hart Swaney passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, May 6, 2018. David was born January 23, 1949 to the late Lester Augustus Swaney and Evelyn Hart Shipes.  As a native of Charlotte, he was a business leader in the flooring industry.  Mr. Swaney was the President and Owner of Charlotte Flooring, Inc.  His true passion was the well-being of those people he called family and friends. David made a difference in the lives of many people. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his children, Brian David Swaney, Alexandra Hart Swaney, Gabrielle Christian Swaney and his grandchildren, Hart Benjamin Swaney, and Cole Steven Swaney, whom he loved dearly.

His surviving family includes his sisters, Tammy Swaney Byrnes of Huntersville, NC, Leslie Swaney Smith of Rock Hill, SC, Kathy Lee Swaney of Rock Hill, SC, Rita Guiney, of Charlotte, NC, MaryAnn Herring, of Lincolnton, NC and brother, John Shipes III, of Norcross, GA.

David was predeceased by his brother, Donald Ray Swaney.

The family’s deepest thanks go to the caregivers at Peaceful Home Care, LLC.

Kelly Fisher, Owner, Tammy Bingham and Tammy Parrish.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 , in the Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte.  Family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Make a Wish Foundation, 1131 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • Abbey Hudes

    Love you so so much lex and gab❤️ Thinking of you always.

  • Brenda Brown

    I used to work at Charlotte Flooring and Mr.,Swaney was so kind and caring to all of his employees. He will be truly missed by family, friends, and his employees. God bless all his family during this time.

    Brenda Brown, Audrey Brown

  • Buck & Melissa Little


    So sorry about your Dad. We had no idea David was sick. We always enjoyed him coming out to the sales office. We are out of town or we would come Friday. When you get time, we would love to hear from you.
    So sorry.

    Buck & Melissa Little

  • Becky Swaney Goins & Pete

    Pete and I had the blessing of visiting David a few weeks ago. I will treasure those moments forever. Our prayers are for each of you as you mourn your dad's passing.
    Love in Christ,
    Becky & Pete