Richard Kevin Schoeck, age 46 of Snellville passed away Monday, February 15, 2010. Born June 25, 1963 in Glen Ridge, NJ, Richard graduated from Auburn University with a degree in art that was reflected all throughout his life. Richard served as Cubmaster for Pack 65, a soccer coach, a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a smiling presence at Gwinnett Christian Academy where all three of his boys attend school. He had a passion for hot air ballooning, the curvy roads of the north Georgia mountains on his motorcycle, cooking and soccer, just to name a few. Richard was a lover of life to the fullest. Mr. Schoeck was preceded in death by his father, Edward M. Schoeck and brother, Stephen R. Schoeck. He is survived by Wife: Stacey M. Schoeck, Children: Douglas “D.J.” Walker, Keith Morgan Schoeck, Kevin Thomas Schoeck, all of Snellville; Mother: Marion H. Schoeck, Sugarhill; Sister & Brother-in-law: Carol & Russell Fillingim, Cumming; Nieces & Nephews: Nicole Fillingim, Brian Fillingim, Rob Schoeck, Alec Schoeck, Will and Angela Schoeck: and Great Nephew: Tyler Schoeck. A memorial service honoring the life of Richard Schoeck will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Snellville with Dr. Mike Garrett officiating. Reception will follow after the service with a helium balloon launch at 1 PM. Given Richard's love of colors, the family would like to request attendees to wear their favorite color on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northeast Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, 203 Swanson Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 in memory of Richard Schoeck. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078. 770-979-5010. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
Published in Gwinnett Daily Post on Feb. 18, 2010.