Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 2, 2014
EMORY W. SWINK, JR.
Emory William Swink, Jr., 80, of Arlington, Virginia,
passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014.
He was born to the late Emory William Swink, Sr. and
Eleanor V. Robinson, February 3, 1934, in Washington,
D.C. Emory, Jr. graduated from Chamberlain
Vocational School in 1953 and secured a license to
Barber. He was married to the late Doris Swink.
In 1958, Emory opened Cherrydale Barber Shop, which
he owned and operated, cutting hair for over 40 years in the Cherrydale nighborhood
of Arlington, VA. Although retiring at 70, he continued to cut his loyal clients' hair at
minimal or no cost to them in his home, theirs, or even in the local nursing home.
Emory was an avid bowler and served on many leagues over the years. He enjoyed
bowling, as well as trout fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Emory is survived by his son, Emory W. Swink, III, of Sterling, VA; his two
grandchildren, Kelly K. Welch and Ryan P. Swink; his 3 great-grandchildren Kaleigh,
Cadence, and Matthew, and a 4th on the way. He is also survived by his siblings,
George Swink and June Ferguson.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. with a chapel service
at 1 p.m. at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA. Burial to
follow at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA.