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William Edward Swickard, Sr.

May 19, 1922 — March 19, 2019

West Terre Haute

William Edward Swickard, Sr., 96 of West Terre Haute, passed away at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Waters of Greencastle.  He was born in West Terre Haute on May 19, 2019 to Elmer Swickard and Carrie Woods Swickard.

William was a mechanic for Downtown Chevrolet in Terre Haute for many years and retired from J.I. Case.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and while serving in WW II, was held captive as a prisoner of war for 4 years.  His memberships include being a life member of both VFW Post # 6574 and Eagles Aeries Lodge # 291 and was also a member of American Legion Post # 501.

William is survived by his children; William E. Swickard, Jr. (wife Carolyn), Betty Wiggins, Ron Swickard (wife Joyce), Marty Gentry (husband John), and Linda Cooper, as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Mosteller Swickard in 2011, and children Danny England, Donnie England, and Linda Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Bethesda Memorial Park, with military honors provided by the Vigo County Honor Guard.  Visitation is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to VFW Post # 6574 or the Disabled American Veterans.

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