Richard Eugene Swann, 62, of Asheville passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Born December 18, 1956 in Asheville, he was a son of Shirley M. Gardner of Etowah and the late Jerry F. Davis. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by siblings, Derald E. Swann and Rhonda D. Lemons. Richard had been employed as a welder for many years, but his passion was working in his vegetable garden and spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving spouse of 43 years, Barbara D. Swann of the home; children, Jeremiah Swann (Sabrina) of Wake Forest, Chasity Burleson (Andy) of Asheville, Jerad Swann (Jennifer) of Candler, and Patrick Swann (Deanna) of Asheville; sister, Belinda Hall (Steve) Candler; grandchildren, Maci Burleson, Hannah Swann, Harrison Swann, Brisun Swann, Taylor Burleson, Thomason Swann, and Savannah Swann. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at New Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Garry Rogers officiating. Memorials may be made in Richard’s memory to Team Taylor of the WNC Run/Walk for Autism at:
Search Team Taylor under "Search Team" to make a memorial donation in honor of Richard or "Poppi" as Taylor called him.