Services for William “Wills” Rikard Swygert, 22, will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday at Wittenberg Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Batesburg Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Hunter Bedenbaugh, Kendall Powell, Tristan Wheeler, Jackson Kirkland, Mike Smith, Austin Clarkson, Kirkland Dukes, and Hunter Addy. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Lane, Quez McKiver, Troy Dubose, Cameron Williams, Butler Moore, Joe Foster, Chris Pratt, Don “DJ” Thompson, Nasir Clark, Cole Riddlehoover, Cole Haile, James Eidson, Gabe Mulkey, Avery Wash, and Max McCarty. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Memorials may be made to MUSC Children’s Hospital or to the Transplant Research Institute Fund both can be mailed to the following address: 18 Bee St, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425.
Mr. Swygert passed away, Monday, May 31, 2021. Born in Columbia on February 21, 1999, he is the eldest son of Chris and Robbin Swygert. He was a member of Wittenberg Lutheran Church and the Ponderosa Country Club. Wills was employed with Powerhome Solar, was an avid golfer, and loved to play cards with his Daddy, brother and friends. He loved to duck hunt and enjoyed spending time on the lake and at the farm. Wills bought his first cow all by himself at 7 years old for “30 hundred” dollars. He had a liver transplant at 17 years old and had to spend many days in the hospital with his mother and aunts by his side. His transplant led to some of the best years of his life. He lived his best life everyday and always lived to the fullest.
Surviving are his parents and a devoted brother, Patrick Swygert, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Benjie and Janie Rikard and Wilford and Peggy Swygert, great-grandparents, Ira and his beloved “Nannie” Myrtle Lee Goss, Price and Eunice Rikard, Carl and Sadie Swygert, Mose and Jessie Fallaw, and Helen Rawls.
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