Richard passed away on July 26,2016 in Stockton, CA. He was born in Missouri to James and Florence Schwyhart. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Florence Schwyhart; wife, Ruthann L. Schwyhart; brothers and sisters, Jack, Albert, Dorothy, Arlis, Clifford, Wilma, Francis, George, Ruth, Florence (Tuney).
Richard is survived by his children: Jeffery R. Schwyhart (son), Jearld J. Schwyhart (son) and his wife Verna (daughter-in-law), and Jeanette S. Patrick (daughter); 11 grandchildren: Donald, Hiedi, and Adam (Jeff’s Children), Charissa, Jessica, Jamie, Jennifer, Johnathan, and Jacy (Jerry’s Children), Christopher L. Patrick and Craig J. Patrick (Jeanette’s children); 9 great-grandchildren: Mason, Damion, and Solara (Jeff’s grandchildren), Riley, Jordan, Allison, Raymond, Jason, and Jerry (Jerry and Verna’s grandchildren); brother Joe Schwyhart of Arkansas, sister Lula Mae Thomas of Stockton, and sister Nadine Tirapelle of Stockton; also survived by 35 nieces and nephews and approximately 66 great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016, at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or the American Rheumatology (Arthritis) Association.