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5/24/2023 6:04:00 PM
Ricky Dean McSwain
September 6, 1960 - May 15, 2023

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Ricky Dean McSwain, 62, of Cherryville passed away Monday, May 15, 2023, at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas, NC.

He was born September 6, 1960, a native of Gaston County, son of Laura Barnette and the late Robert McSwain.

Ricky formerly attended Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, Bessemer City. He was an avid motorcyclist, loved collecting antiques, loved history and genealogy, and also loved working on Volkswagens with his dad. Ricky was a kind-hearted and humble man.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rhonda Stillwell.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Randy McSwain and wife Ginger; sister, Robin Padgett and husband Dale; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A gathering of family and friends was held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service – 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice – (The Robin Johnson House), PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

The family would like to give a special thank you to his caretaker, Sandra Ford.

Condolences may be made online at

South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service of Gastonia, N.C. is serving the McSwain family.

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