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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

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Published in Gwinnett Daily Post on Feb. 18, 2010.
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May 26, 2010
I worked with Richard at Serologicals for 3 years. I remember when he met Stacey. Richard was a kind and gentle person who wanted to make everyone laugh. He never met a stranger. I pray that you are resting peacefully in the arms of God!
Tonia Lindley
April 2, 2010
Richard, you remain an inspiration. I miss working with you in propery management of the 5655 building. I remember our conversations about kids, family, and scouting. You are missed and my prayers are with your family.
Jim Poteet
March 23, 2010
I met Richard in the mid 80's when he had just graduated college and became my (then) boyfriend's roommate. He was a great guy, very smart and personable, with a lot of varied interests. I am so sorry for your loss as I can just imagine what a wonderful husband and father he was. My thoughts are with your family.
Janis Mosier
March 19, 2010
Mr. Richard, you are missed more than we could ever have fathomed. You were such a presence in the lives of our family; a dear, kind, caring, loving, committed, true, trustworthy, and loved friend. You hold a very, very special in our hearts and in our memories. We so enjoyed our time with you, whether it was fun, like playing at the lake, or tedious, like meticulously painting trim, or mundane, like packing & hauling the camper... No matter what, you made it fun and memorable. We love you and we miss you so very much! - Jamie, Kelda, Sarah Grace & William
March 17, 2010
I met Richard about four years ago at Snellville Middle School and reconnected with him when our kids played soccer at Creekside soccer. I always enjoyed talking with him and Stacey at the soccer field. He was a nice guy and he will be missed.
June Reid (Snellville)
June Reid
March 16, 2010
Richard and I were great friends in the 80's and 90's - back when we were both poor and single. We met when Richard became my roommate's boyfriend's roommate (follow that?). Richard was fresh out of college and ready to experience life. We had many (platonic)memorable times together, playing hackey sac, cooking for friends, camping, climbing Stone Mountain, decorating, riding around in his really old blue Chevy and then later in his new blue Chevy - all kinds of stuff. Richard was the DJ at my first wedding and later, resufaced in my life long enough for me to go to his first wedding. I lost touch with Richard sometime after that, but was reacquianted with him via Facebook just a few months ago. Richard called me and we had a wonderful chat - it was so great to hear his voice. Little did I know it would be the last time. Stacey, you are so lucky to have shared your life with Richard. I always hoped that Richard would find someone who would appreciate him for the wonderful guy he was. Richard always made life fun and interesting...he touched more lives than he ever knew. My heart goes out to you and the kids. He will be missed by many. Richard, I love you, buddy!

Sandy Macdonald
March 13, 2010
My sons Isaiah and Javontti are cub scouts and have been greatly enriched by the instruction, and time Mr. Richard invested in their lives.
The boys loved being in his presence because he had a way of challenging them and also helping them to become young men of whom I could be proud. Thank God for a great man who gave so much to others through his passion for the cub scouts. Terri Newsom (Snellville, GA)
Terri Newsom
March 11, 2010
I graduated from Brookstone School with Richard, and remember him as a cheerful and fun loving person. He was an excellent soccer player then and a fabulous artist. He would always help anyone who needed help. I know his absence is a terrible loss for his family.
Beth Harris Owen
March 7, 2010
Just wanted to say 'thank you' to Mr Richard and his family for being so nice to me and my son. When my son decided to join Cub Scouts, you all DID NOT hesitate to help with picking him up for meetings. My son will cherish each time Richard gave him a pin during the pack meetings. Richard would call me at work just to make sure he had a ride. Wow... it is devasting. The world has suffered a great loss but the memories will last forever. Stacey, I really hope you and the boys are doing well. We have you all in our prayers. :)
VinTacha and JaMyll Herbert
March 6, 2010
I never really got to know my Uncle Rich. He lived in the South and I lived in the North. Of course I received a card and a gift on birthdays and Christmas, but other than that, there was not much correspondence at least until last summer, the summer of 2009. I spent the month of June at my brother's place in North Carolina and for my grandpa's funeral, Richard's father, I traveled to Georgia and stayed at Richard and Stacey's place. This was when I got to know my Uncle Rich. My last memory of him was hanging out in the hot tub late night drinking margaritas and listening to Steppenwolf. I will always remember you Uncle Rich. Now you are jamming out to Steppenwolf with Dad and Grandpa up in heaven. You will never be forgotten and we will see each other again.
Alec Schoeck
March 6, 2010
Richard was a great friend. He never complained or had a bad day. I will always remember our motorcycle rides together. Richard was blessed with a great family and friends. We are going to miss him.
Taylor & Elaine Duderstadt
March 5, 2010
My son, Bryson, became a member of Richard's Tiger scout troup in 2009. Though he only knew him a short time, but he talks about him constantly. Richard had a way with children that was so special there is not a word to describe it. He will be missed. Many blessing of peace to his family.
Rebecca Pierce
March 5, 2010
Richard i think about you every day man! i miss you so much and i love you. i wish i could have told you more often and see you more but growing up sucks. Thanks for every thing you have done and helped me with in life. I know you didn't get to see my apartment but from an artistic view point you have a birds eye veiw dude ! i love you and tell grandpa the same
Bryan Fillingim
March 3, 2010
Two instant images pop into my mind when i think of Richard. The first is him building a fire at Rainey Mountain for one of the webelos weekends. I have never seen a fire that large outside of a blast furnace.

The second is him and Stacey riding up to waffle house on their bikes. Each had a kid holding on for dear life. The sight of that family holding on to each other while doing something they love will always be with me.

He was a good friend, a great father and a wise leader. Earth is a little smaller without him.
Todd Hendricks
March 3, 2010
2010 Blue & Gold Banquet-"I miss you, Mr. Richard."
We knew, whatever new adventure Scouting brought to us, we would survive because our fearless leader, Mr. Richard, was there! What encouraging mentors Richard and Stacey were for Tiger Den newcomers. Richard was the perfect Tiger Den Leader & Cubmaster for my son. Silly, fun, honorable, caring, helpful...Richard embodied all of these. That's the thing about Richard. Knowing him just a short while seemed like years of trusted, fun-loving friendship. Richard's zest for life, commitment to Scouting and love for his wife and children are all memories that will forever bring smiles.
The Mitchells
March 3, 2010
Richard was an AMAZING man & scout leader. He was ALWAYS smiling or making someone else smile. Bryce has learned so much from him, & to Bryce he will ALWAYS be "Daddy Shark." Richard was a people person, & if one knew Richard for six months it felt like six years. He upheld the scout slogan "Do a good turn daily," because he was ALWAYS there to lend a helping hand. We will miss Richards lovely smile and his funny stories. I will miss him telling me I stay on my phone, & him calling me Char. Richard is gone but he will NEVER be forgotten, & we all have wonderful memories of him.
Charnette, Doug, & Bryce
March 3, 2010
A Poem for Richard by Rhonda

At once he builds his fire
On this earthly Rainey mount.
What’s left of all the scattered branches
Of a bold, reverent scout,
Is under his moonlit sky. He waits
Upon his goodness and loyalty
And anticipates
The car of the pinewood, the deeds of the young
The lives he touched, the shark tales sung
Of all we know and of the streams
Beneath our humble woes
We will still hear his chatter
Among our earthly boughs.

We will miss you Richard and will treasure our moments with you forever. God bless you and your family.
Rhonda Kelley
March 3, 2010
I feel so blessed to have had Richard as a part of my family. A wonderful husband,father,son,brother,well everything,he was simply wonderful! Richard was one the biggest father figures in my kids' lives. We will miss him so much.
Jamie Daniel
March 3, 2010
Richard was an amazing person & scout leader...Cameron learned so much from him these past few years...We could always count on him to make us laugh...the memories of our first camping trip down to our crossover to boys scouts will last forever...Richard will be truly missed...My family and I will keep you guys in our prays during this difficult time...
Faye-Williams Brown & Family
March 3, 2010
March 3, 2010
While we only knew Richard a short time, he has made a large impression on us. We are sorry for your loss. Till you all meet again in a much greater place. Peace be with you all.

Matthew, Kathie and Wyatt Furuglyas
Kathie Furuglyas
March 3, 2010
Richard was an amazing person & scout leader...Cameron learned so much from him these past few years...We could always count on him to make us laugh...the memories of our first camping trip down to our crossover to boys scouts will last forever...Richard will be truly missed...My family and I will keep you guys in our prays during this difficult time...
Faye Williams-Brown & Family
March 3, 2010
I loved how Richard made my boys feel. He used to make Kirin belly laugh and did this just recently to entertain Kirin while I held the wolf den meeting. He always put a smile on my face every time I saw him. He will be truly missed by my family. We will always love him and miss him. Our thoughts are with you Stacey and the boys during this trying time.
Cat Thompson
February 22, 2010
My prayers are with the family and friends of Richard.
Willis Radcliff
February 22, 2010
Richard, I'm proud to say, was one of the most oustanding people I have ever been luckly enough to call a dear friend. By good fortune, my life was enhanced upon meeting Richard via a common friend (Skip, each of us from Columbus) while on many visits to Auburn during college, and continued with occassional visits and a couple of annual phone calls dating up to a few months ago. Each time, it was as if we were just together the day before. My thoughts are with the Shoeck family, particularly his wife Stacey and children, and all Richard's friends sharing with me countless tears at sad time.
Michael Radcliff
February 22, 2010
DJ and Keith,
We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Our office is praying for your family. You both are in our thoughts. Dr Gray and Staff
February 21, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you and the boys suffer this deep loss. May God wrap His loving arms around all of you.
Barbara Myers
February 21, 2010
My prayers are with Stacey and your entire family. Richard was a wonderfully creative and kind person. I feel lucky to have been friends at Brookstone and Auburn. Richard has left a legacy of love and a joy for life, what a special way to be remembered.
Tracy Adams Smith
February 21, 2010

Robert and I just heard about what happened and we are so sorry for your loss. You and your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Malone Moore
February 21, 2010
Stacey, I am so sorry for your loss, words are not enough but I want you to know I'm thinking of you and your family during this tragic time.
Love Johanna Hartigan
Johanna Hartigan
February 20, 2010
Why Not? When faced with the new or uncertain many people ask why? The evening I found out my dear friend Richard had died my brother reminded me that Richard was not a ‘why?’ person; he was a ‘why not?’ person. Something new to try…someone new to meet…why not? It was this love and enthusiasm for life that set Richard apart and made him special to so many. As I’ve struggled for meaning in this difficult time there is none immediately forthcoming. Perhaps meaning will come later. For now, I miss you terribly, my friend, and maybe the best we can do is follow the example you set – live each day to the fullest, cherish those close to us and let them know how much we care, and in so doing make the most of the time we have here…Why not?
Bill Flanagan
February 20, 2010
My dearest Richard, Thank you for the wonderful man you were in so many dimensions! Most of all, thank you for the most loving care and protection you so freely gave to our daughter and to the boys! The void we feel at your loss is beyond measure, we love you.
John and Rena Setters
February 19, 2010
My prayers are with you Stacey
Tracie (Giles) Finley
February 19, 2010
I knew Richard from Auburn and Columbus. Rest in Peace old friend and War Damn Eagle,
Frank Shoemaker
February 19, 2010
I am just glad I had the privilege to call him a friend. His smile and passion for life will be truly missed.
Skip Floyd
February 19, 2010
A kid at heart. Thank you Richard, for making us smile and laugh. We'll miss you! Khajavi Family
February 18, 2010
Richard was a friend of mine in high school in Columbus. I'm so sorry for the loss his family is suffering.
Beth Harris Owen
February 18, 2010
I remember on my second birthday I wouldn't let Richard put me down so he carried me around the entire time. Every birthday (after mom deemed us old enough) we got to go for a ride on his motorcycle, we also got to ride in hot air balloons with him too. "Coolest uncle ever" I thought. He picked on me because "he loved me" and I was his "favorite niece". I will miss his jokes and forever miss him. He was definitely one of the coolest uncles ever.
Nicole Fillingim
February 18, 2010
I worked with Richard at Serologicals. He was such a cool dude. He will be missed greatly. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Alissa Elliott Butler
Alissa Butler
February 18, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Richard; my sincere condolences to his family. I am a former co-worker who always enjoyed his smile and funny stories. He was truly a good person.
Pam Maynard
February 18, 2010
Richard kept us all smiling at Serologicals. He was a joy to know. My condolences go out to the family.
Valerie Yates
February 18, 2010
I worked with Richard and he was the kindest man I knew. He was the one that could fix anything and find a solution if he could not solve yours. He always had a smile for all of us and kept us smiling. I am so saddened by his loss and I send prayers and comfort for your family during this sad time. I am certain that he will be Showing some one in heaven how to "getter done" Rest in peace Richard!!
Darlene Thomas
February 18, 2010
Stacey, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Richard. I know he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything you know we are here. Love you and thinking about you.
Dan & Charlene Morgan
February 18, 2010
+Richard, I will never forget our three days of Advanced Outdoor Skills Training at the Scouts 'Tali Atsila' program at Scoutland. We had to bond as a team working together in friendly competition against senior Scout patrols in outdoor pioneering, cooking and orienteering. I will never forget sharing that experience with you. You were a highly respected leader of Pack 65 in Snellville and an inspiration to all those Scouts who ever had the opportunity to cross your path. My deepest sympathy goes out Stacey, DJ, Keith and little Kevin. God bless you all.
Bill Fanning
February 18, 2010
I am a former co-worker of Richard's. The one thing I'll never forget about him is his contagious smile and always had a story to share. A true 'Gentleman".
Yolanda Barber
February 18, 2010
Richard was very special to me, as a good friend of my son's in High school and college. He was one of what I called my "adopted" sons. A great loss for all who knew him. What a joy he was!
Dee Flanagan
February 18, 2010
Our deepest condolences to Stacey and her entire family. Our son Jordan was a member of Pack 65 and we loved the spirit and passion for Scouting that both Richard and Stacey possessed. His love and dedication to family, faith and Scouting will be truly missed.

We will keep you in our prayers.

Willie, Leslie and Jordan Kidd
Leslie Kidd
February 18, 2010
We are very sorry to hear about Richard. We knew him as a friend Charles and Teri Best
Teri Best
February 18, 2010
Linda and I were deeply saddened to hear that we lost Richard. We ran into him recently at a Gladiators game and it was like no time had passed since we used to fly together. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten in our memories and our thoughts go out to his family and his close friends in this sad time.
Pat and Linda Roddy
February 18, 2010
Richard was loved by so many people. He will be missed greatly. He was one of the very first friends I made when I moved to Georgia. He is my son's godfather and was adored by him!
Desiree Frey
February 18, 2010
I'm very sorry, but a commitment out of town on Saturday will prevent Kay & I from attending the Memorial Service. Please know that our thoughts are with everyone as they celebrate Richard's life.
Kent Yoest
February 18, 2010
Richard will be solely missed. Richard took me on my first hot air balloon ride. I wish everyone could look through the eyes of Richard who enjoyed life to its fullest.. RIP RKS.
Rhonda Graham
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