ELLENBORO - Rickey Gene McSwain, 56, of Autumn Circle, died July 9, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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A native of Cleveland County, he was born on May 16, 1957, son of Bobby Gene McSwain of Mooresboro and the late Catherine Ann Callahan McSwain. He was a retired mechanic. Rickey was also a member of Gantt's Grove Baptist Church. He loved racing, raced R-C Racing and loved camping and being outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Street McSwain; one son, Michael Chad McSwain and wife Barbara of Shiloh; one daughter, Kristi McSwain of the home and fiancé Scott Morrison of Mooresboro; one brother, Eddie Dean McSwain of Shelby; one sister, Teresa McSwain Hamrick and husband Rich-ard of Boiling Springs; his grandchildren, James Paxton McSwin, Savannah Morgan McSwain, Thomas Austin Granger, and Haley Louise Granger.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Gantt's Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Lane and Owen Duncan officiating.
Burial will be in the Gantt's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the McSwain family.
An online guest register is available at www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service
4076 HWY 221A
Cliffside, NC 28024-0337
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 11, 2013