Don R. Swickard Jr.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Don R. Swickard Jr., 69, of Indianapolis, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov.19, 2016.

He was born to Don R. Swickard Sr. and Bonnie (Wolfe) Swickard on Dec. 29, 1946 in Indianapolis.

He graduated from Southport High School in 1965 and attended the University of Indianapolis and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

He married Wanda G. (Howard) Swickard on Sept. 21, 1968.

Don was president of Wolfe and Swickard Machine Co. in Indianapolis for 30 years. He was also a manager at Federal Express in Santa Barbara, Calif., retiring in 2006.

He was a member of Plainfield Christian Church.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, and golfing. He was an avid traveler, and enjoyed traveling all over the world in his retirement. He lived in Indianapolis for most of his life, but also enjoyed his time in California and Florida.

Don is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda Swickard of Indianapolis; a daughter, Jennifer (Justin) Evans of Hays, Kan.; a son, Eric Swickard of Indianapolis; twin granddaughters, Anna and Emma Evans; a brother, Sam Swickard; two sisters, Carolyn Swickard and Patty Tejera, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Jones Crossing Banquet Center, next door to Jones Family Mortuary, Mooresville.

Pastor Steve White will officiate Don's celebration of life service at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in Jones Crossing Banquet Center. Don will be laid to rest in White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Indiana Region, 7330 Woodland Dr., Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46278, or American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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