Richard William "Trigger" Schooley Sr.

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NOXEN — Richard "Trigger" William Schooley Sr., 87, of Noxen, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Schooley was born in Kingston on Aug. 12, 1930, and was the son of the late Dorman and Bertha Atherholt Schooley.

Richard worked for Kingston Township Road Department for 13 years and drove a 1936 Ford plow truck. He then worked at Native Textiles until he retired after 35 years. Richard was a member of the former Ruggles United Methodist Church. He enjoyed cutting grass for others, loved to go for his ice cream and ride around Harveys Lake and Lake Township. He always said he's good for 1,000 miles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Doris Grey Schooley; sister Louise Thomas; and brother Harold Schooley.

Richard is survived by sons Richard W. Schooley Jr. and his wife, JoAnn, of Noxen, and Gary L. Schooley and his wife, Ann Margaret, of Harveys Lake; sisters Dorothy Smith, of Forty Fort, and Betty Gallagher, of Trucksville; brother-in-law Robert Grey, of Noxen; granddaughters Rita Meehan, Jolene Bartorillo and Katy Parrish; and great-grandchildren Joey, Jules, T.J., Jessie and Macie.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m Saturday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corners of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Harold Schorr of the Centermoreland United Methodist Church officiating.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Loyalville.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Maria Mera, Homebound Health, and nurse Mindy Saracino for their compassionate care.

Online condolences can be made to

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Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc.
2386 SR 118
Hunlock Creek, PA 18621
(570) 477-2500
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Published in Times Leader from May 15 to May 16, 2018
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