Sequoyah Student 1950s ~ 1960s
COPPERAS COVE, TX. - Services for Franklin Swimmer-McLemore (Seq. Class of 1962) , 62, will be 5 Feb. 2005 at Dallas Indian United Methodist Church, Dallas, Tx.
Wake: Sunday evening Feb. 6th. & Services: 10 a.m. Monday Feb. 7th in the Cherry Tree Baptist Church in Stilwell, Okla.; Burial will follow at Double Head Cemetery in Stilwell.
Swimmer-McLemore died Feb. 2, 2005, in Killeen Tx. He was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Tahlequah, Okla.
Swimmer-McLemore was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a lifelong advocate for the Cherokee Indian Heritage and was a founding board member of the Dallas Indian Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Dallas Inter- Tribal Center, the Beyond Bows & Arrows and founder of the Tribal American Network, Inc. (TAN).
Swimmer-McLemore was an educator of the Cherokee Heritage at various educational facilities throughout Texas.
He was a longtime companion of Linda Ellis of Copperas Cove.
Survivors include a son, Franklin Sequoyah McLemore of Mayo, S.C.; four daughters, Christy McLemore of Irving, Tx., Stephanie Jones of Sarasota, Fla., Sacheen McLemore of Plano, Tx., and Antonette Koteen of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Lloyd Duck of Carrollton,Tx; five sisters, Irene Gonzalis and Frances Thomas, both of Cushing, Okla., Frankie Duck Billy of Irving, Linda Young of Stillwell, Ok. and Narcy Ka-Won of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.