Malcolm Earl Swinney

Malcolm Earl Swinney, age 70, of League City, Texas passed away on August 17, 2023, in Houston, Texas. He was born on September 23, 1952, in Waxahachie, Texas. Malcolm was a beloved husband, father, and friend, whose love for his family was the center of his life. He had a spontaneous and intense personality that endeared him to all who knew him. Malcolm’s compassion for others was evident in both his personal and professional life.

Malcolm had a deep passion for sports, particularly baseball. He dedicated his time and energy to coaching numerous little league teams and select teams, mentoring many young players to become better athletes. His ability to coach, teach, and mentor extended beyond the sports field, as he also had a successful career in public service and emergency management.

He began his public service career in the EMS field and later transitioned to the Emergency Management Operations sector. Malcolm held supervisory and management positions for various organizations, including the City of Austin, City of El Paso, Rural Metro in Tucson, AZ, the City of Baytown, Texas Medical Center, and the City of Deer Park. He was known for his leadership, compassion, and loyalty, and his impact continues to be felt by those he mentored and led.

He is preceded in death by his parents Edkar Earl and Charlotte Ann Swinney.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa (Terry) Swinney; sons Christopher A. Martin (Nadeea Saeed) of New York City; Drake M. Swinney of League City, TX; Sisters: Marcia Hatfield (David) of Mesquite, TX; Marla Beets of Waxahachie, TX; Melissia Antekilian (Mike) of Keller, TX; and Melinda Cloud (Donald) of Justin, TX. He had three beloved grandchildren Kaiya Swinney, Luca Swinney and Noor Martin, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private funeral ceremony was held for Malcolm, attended only by close family members. In the future, a Celebration of Life will be organized to honor his memory. Details regarding the date, time, and location of the event will be announced soon.

Malcolm Earl Swinney will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. His spirit and legacy will live on, reminding us of the importance of love, compassion, and dedication.


  1. My sympathies and condolences to the family.
    I knew Malcolm years ago with the City of Austin EMS.
    He was truly a remarkable man.
    May he rest in peace !

    Dennis Simmons
  2. You will never know what Malcolm meant to me he will always be my catcher at WHS

    John Fitch
  3. Steve and I are saddened to hear of Malcolm’s passing. I knew him through Austin EMS and Steve through alligator wrestling at one of Steve’s restaurants…a great story! We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and friends during this time of grieving. Malcolm will be missed. Claire and Steve Ray

    Claire and Steve Ray
  4. My Uncle Malcolm was a great man. He was always cheerful and full of great stories. While I am saddened by his death, I am grateful for all the wonderful memories! I will continue to pray for my Aunt Terry, Chris (Nadeea) and Drake, and the rest of the family. God Bless. Rest in Peace.

  5. By far the best dancer in the Coorshead band. I will miss him until I see him again.

    Jimmy Herndon
  6. Malcolm was my partner in the early years of Austin EMS. He had a great sense of humor which made working together lot of fun, but also helped us deal with trying and difficult shifts. He was indeed very talented with natural leadership qualities which enabled him to pursue other leadership opportunities in public safety in other regions Texas and USA. A remarkable man!! My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Malcolm Swinney. May he rest in peace….Bobby Gutierrez

    Bobby Gutierrez
  7. Rest in Peace Uncle Malcolm. May the memory of you be everlasting.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

    Sandra Jackson
  9. A great man and a great friend. WHS class of 1970 has lost a special classmate.
    Prayers and blessings to family

    Larry Medford
  10. Very saddened by the news of Malcolm’s passing. What a dear friend and colleague he was to me and so many others. Will forever have fond memories of the times we shared. May God provide peace and comfort to the entire family and all those feeling this loss.

    Robert Hemminger
  11. Oh Terry, what a terrible loss! He is with Hank and they are getting into all kinds of trouble!!
    Hugs and prayers to you

    Laura Mumme
  12. Malcolm was one of a kind. He made it possible for me to be a Mom and an employee. I will be forever grateful for our conversations and the love he showed to everyone.


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