Mr. John Richard “Rick” Swantner Jr., age 67, of Pineville, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Pineville, Louisiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory, Ball, Louisiana.
Rick was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a graduate of King High School in 1969, attended the University of Texas, and served in the United States Army.
Mr. Swantner was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and teaching young people all about the sport. Mr. Swantner was a successful Texas Landman and a huge fan of the Texas Longhorns. He will forever be missed by many.
He is preceded in death by his, father John (Dick) Swantner; and a brother Matthew Swantner.
Mr. Swantner is survived by his loving wife of 7 years, Laura Leatherman Swantner; mother, Gloria Duncan Swantner; step-mother, LaNell Swantner; sons, John Richard Swantner, III (Kristin) and Christopher Swantner; step-daughter, Avery Thiels (Tommy); step-sons, Chad Franklin (Kelly), Ryan Franklin (Angie), and Kevin Franklin (Melissa); brothers, David Swantner, Jamin Swantner (Jane) and Michael Swantner (Susan); sister, Emily Swantner (George Haddad); several grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 900 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Swantner family by visiting www.gallagherfh.com.