Lundswick, Byron W.

July 17, 1950 - January 3, 2018

Family and friends mourn the loss of Byron W. Lundswick who passed away suddenly on January 3, 2018. He was born on 07-17-1950 in Dallas, TX to Mary Nell Turner Swick and Joseph Daniel Swick. He is survived by his mother, Mary Nell Swick, brother, Joe Swick, Jr. wife, Sherry, three daughters, Rachel, Charlotte, and Eryn and two granddaughters, Ruby and Maggie and many other family members.

Byron attended college at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, where he received his BA in Art/Art History. He received his Masters at North Texas State University in Education.

Following college, he began his career with Dallas ISD and retired after 40 years of classroom service. After a year of retirement, he returned to teaching part-time until his death. He received numerous certifications, including Title One teacher, Teacher Technologist, Computer, and Talent and Gifted Teacher. His dedication and service didn’t stop there. He hosted several afterschool events tutoring and teaching students to compete in one of his favorite pastimes, Chess. He also spent evenings taking student’s calls for help on the ‘Homework Hotline” and he drove a school bus for the district for 15 years.

From 1990 – 2012 he was an active member of Rowlett FUMC before his family moved back to Dallas to care for his aging mother. He joined Ridgewood Park UMC and was very active in numerous outreach projects at both churches.

Byron married Rebecca Lund in 1973 and had 2 daughters, Rachel Linnaea and Charlotte Elizabeth. In 1989, he married Sherry Yetts and became stepfather to her daughter, Eryn Adele.

Byron was our “little daddy”, a kind man, who was genuinely interested in other people’s lives. His smile will never be forgotten and his laugh will truly be missed.

We will forever hold his memory close and vow to emulate his inherent goodness.

We will celebrate his life on Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00am at Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Ridgewood Park UMC Missions or a charity of your choice

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

19 replies on “Lundswick, Byron W.”

Rachel Davidson says:

Dad, I’m going to miss you. Deeply. I love you. From the edges of my heart. I embrace your whole life and everything we went through. With light – Ray

Charlotte Taylor says:

Miss you so much Daddy!! You were taken too soon from this earth. Love you!

Mary Wright says:

I met Byron the first day we began teaching in DISD in 1973 and we immediately became Good friends. He was one of the good guys; a genuinely kind and considerate person. He always had a smile on his face and a good word about everyone. His smile was contagious as was the joy in his voice. There won’t be another like him.
I am so very sorry for his loss to his family. RIP dear friend.

Tommy & Betty House says:

Our deepest sympathy, Sherry, and girls for the loss you are dealing with. Byron was such a kind, fun-loving man. His smile and easy laugh are among the many good things we will remember about him.

Brian A McDaniel says:

I can offer no words to console your loss, but know I will be praying for you and your family during your grief.

BJ Eggleston says:

Sherry, My love and prayers for you and your family. Bryon will be missed by so many. No words are can express my deepest sympathy for you.

Ashley Bishop Byrd says:

Byron’s kindness and compassion will always remain in my heart. My memories of him are always smiling and joyfully caring for his precious mother, Mary Nell, and her sister (my Granny Lou) when he would come visit our family. He was always uplifting to be around. I will greatly miss those visits, but he will certainly live on through the beautiful family he left behind. My family and I will be praying for all of you during this difficult time.

Darrell Ortiz says:

Sherry & girls, it is with a deep feeling of loss I address you here. Byron and I did spend time talking of teaching but I only spent nine years in Dallas and 31 full-time years in education. Even in retirement, I too am a Title I teacher. Spent many a Friday morning in Men’s Bible study eating breakfast he fixed before your move from Rowlett. His love for teaching and his love for his girls will stay in my memory forever.

Michael James says:

We all loved you dearly Uncle Byron. I remember you being such a kind and gentle man. Full of good in your heart. Thank you for being a brother to my dad. He loved you with all his heart as we all did. Thanks for the memories. Fishing with you and my dad will always be a moment I treasure

Mike and Deb Fordemwalt says:

Mike remembers when Byron talked him and others at FUMC into a 6 a.m golf game for several weeks. Said they had a great time. We’re so sorry for your loss and hold you in our prayers.

Mary Dyer says:

My thoughts and prayers are with Sherry and family. He was such a fun-loving man. He will be missed.

Richard and Martha García says:

We are Chantel’s aunt and uncle in San Antonio, Texas. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Gene is so special to us and we are so sorry for this loss. May God bring all of you comfort.

Natalie Brown says:

Mr. Lundswick was a great colleague and friend. He wore a smile every single day and was always willing to help others. We will miss him greatly. Thank you for sharing him with us and our students!

Michelle Crider says:

I just read the email. So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him well but he was always supportive of Sherry’s mission activities. I will always remember Sherry’s kindness to my son on the youth trip and to my husband during his cancer ordeal.

Donna Burns says:

Prayers for you & Mary Nell & your family in this time of grief. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Amma Boateng says:

Mr. Lundswick was an amazing human being with the biggest heart and caring spirit. Never a day went by without a smile, a peek in my office to say hello, or a funny joke. His presence is sorely missed among our Guzick family. I’m thankful for the conversations we had, his support when I needed him, and most of all his compassion for kids. Grateful to have known such a great man.

Agnes Zach says:

Thinking of all of you on this memorial weekend. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. Agnes and the staff and board at WVDO.

Jose Munoz says:

I knew Mr. Lundswick as a passionate teacher and mentor of students. He proudly served the students at Cesar Chavez Learning Center as the technologist and as the chess coach. He was the founder of that Chess Club. Whatever the question is, the answer was “yes.” He carried through many tough assignments willingly and skillfully. Mr. Lundswick was a mighty good man. Thank you for your unwavering support and service to our children.

Janie Chapman Bowe says:

I met Byron when I began teaching in DISD I 1974. Throughout my 34 years teaching I Dallas we were either at several of the same schools together or saw each other at different trainings. He was always so happy, full of wonderful stories, and was so good with his students. My condolences to the family and know that he was definitely one of the good guys.

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