He was born Aug. 15, 1960, in Alabama, to Swan J. and Velma (Fife) Harkness.
Swan will be fondly remembered for his witty, funny sense of humor, love of travel, enthusiasm for wine, and mostly for his passion for living life, and profoundly helping others enjoy their own lives.
Survivors include a host of cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Priscilla; and brother, Eric.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, with the family leading services. Burial will take place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.