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Richard "Buck" James McSwain, Jr.

Born: Sat., May 22, 1937
Died: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
2:00 PM to 2:20 PM, Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Location: Davie Funeral Service Chapel

Celebration of Life Service

2:30 PM Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Location: Davie Funeral Service Chapel

Interment following the funeral service

Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Location: Cherry Hill Church Cemetery

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Richard James McSwain, Jr., 81, known to family & friends as “Buck”, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018, at Autumn Care of Mocksville. A native of Davie County, he was born May 22, 1937, the son of the late Richard McSwain, Sr. and Mildred Link McSwain, and the widower of the late Catherine Morrison McSwain who died in 2008. He was primarily a farmer, but had worked many jobs including construction and textiles. Prior to failing health, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and he had attended Calvary Baptist Church.


Remaining to cherish his memory are nine children: twins Dean McSwain (Mary) and Jean Sheets (Steve), Cathy Henderson (Kenneth) and Terry Lankford (Deidra), all of Mocksville, Darrell Setzer of Lincolnton, Jerry Lankford of Cornelius, Dale Lankford of Nevada, Wanda Paolino and Sandra Lyons (Lacy), both of Salisbury; one sister, Joyce Carter of Cooleemee; plus many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Others preceding him in death were brothers William and Charles McSwain.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Saturday at Davie Funeral Chapel. The Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:30 PM Sunday in the funeral chapel with Rev. Robert Waugh and Pastor Rodney Barker officiating. The body will lie in state one-half hour prior to the service in the chapel. Interment and committal will follow at Cherry Hill Church Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Buck’s memory be directed to Davie Funeral Service to help with final expenses.


Online condolences may be posted at www.daviefuneralservice.com.

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The staff & management of Davie Funeral Service
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Sincere condolences are extended to the family & friends of Buck McSwain by the staff & management of Davie Funeral Service.

Tim McSwain
   Posted Sat November 10, 2018
We are so distressed to learn of Buck's passing. I enjoyed a wonderful telephone conversation with him Wednesday evening and marveled at his positive attitude and joy of life. I have so many wonderful memories of my "older, big-brother cousin". He will be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers go to all his family.

With love,
Susan and Tim McSwain
Mount Pleasant, SC

Rhonda Clement
   Posted Sat November 17, 2018
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort give you and your family the strength to cope. (Psalms 83:18) The Bible teaches that there will be a resurrection. When Jesus was here on the earth, he demonstrated the ability to raise the dead and heal the sick. (John 11:38-44) To be sure your loved one will be reunited with their friends and family again. (John 11:38-44) For more information please please visit our official online website at www.jw.org

Pat Beck Karnes
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of Buck's passing. Please know I am thinking and praying for all the family

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