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