John J. Swinton, age 54, of Snellville passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013, in Smyrna, Georgia. John is survived by his loving wife, Valerie Denise Swinton; his devoted son, Collin John Swinton; a beloved godson, Devan Anthony Campbell; his brothers, Morris, David (Patricia), Oscar (Jocelyn), and Robert; a sister, Sherilyn (Harold) Givens; and five brothers-in-law, Love (Valeda) Collins, Terry (Brenda), Cedric (Yvonne), Michael (Elicia) and Gary (Jennifer). John is also survived by many other relatives: an aunt, many nephews and nieces, grand nephews and nieces, cousins and many dear friends. John graduated from Chatsworth High School in California where he excelled in his studies and played guard on the Chatsworth High School Basketball Team. John received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology in 1987and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. John was a whiz at the computer. After working in industry for several years he became an entrepreneur who eventually started his own company, JVC and Associates, Inc., in 2000. He became an independent contractor and consultant for various organizations and businesses. John combined his love of sports with another business that he started with a partner, SportsStats America. John was an avid supporter of the youth of our community. He has coached AAU Basketball since 2003. He coached children, ages 5 to 16, in basketball. He also organized basketball tournaments in which local and out of state teams competed. John was an AAU Coach whose teams also competed well in national and regional tournaments. His Celtics finished third in the nation at the National AAU tournament in Las Vegas in 2010. Several of the players he coached have gone on to play at the collegiate level. John accepted Christ at an early age and has always been active in church activities. He has served as an usher, a co-editor with his wife of a church newsletter, and a member of the church choir where he sang tenor. He is an active member of Voices of Faith Ministries, Inc. where he has served in the Men’s Ministry which does outreach to men of the community. A Celebration of Life for John J. Swinton will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Voices of Faith Ministries, Inc. 2500 Rockbridge Rd. SW, Stone Mountain, GA 30087.