Richard Alan Swearingen, 58, of Clay City, died at his home on September 25, 2005 following an extended illness.
He was born in Clay County on January 23, 1948 to Orville and Patricia Jean (Means) Swearingen. June 11, 1981 he married Cathy Ley. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1966, and Indiana State University in 1968 with a major in music. In 1971 he graduated from Johnson's Bible College. He earned his Basic EMT from Indiana Vocational College in 1982; since then he has dedicated his life to serving others as an Emergency Medical Technician working for Athens Ambulance Service in Clay County for many years. He was a member of the Staunton Christian Church.
He is survived by his parents Orville and Patricia Swearingen, his wife Cathy Swearingen, two sons and daughters in law; Richard and Sherri Swearingen of Brazil; Phillip and Stephanie Swearingen of Clay City; one daughter and son in law Rachael "Amy" and Brad DeHart of Clay City, ten grandchildren Ashley Swearingen, Ashton Swearingen, Chris Swearingen, Tamera Swearingen, David Swearingen, Cody Swearingen, all of Brazil; Landon Swearingen, Shaylee Swearingen, both of Clay City; Chloee DeHart and Haily Dehart, also of Clay City; two sisters and brothers in law Karen and Doug Parkey of Brazil and Marsha and John Hinsch of Jackson, OH.
Services will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City with Brother Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peters Cemetery in Clay City. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.