Richard Ray “Rick” Dwyer
1944 - 2012
Richard Ray “Rick” Dwyer, 68, passed away Friday, April 20, in Walters, OK.
Memorial services were held Tuesday April 24, at First Baptist Church, Walters.
Rick was born to J.V. and Novella Doris (Phillips) Dwyer on April 18, 1944 in Wichita Falls. He grew up west of Walters, OK in the Ahpeatone Community. He attended Ahpeatone and Walters Schools before the family moved to Holliday, during his high school years. He married Susie Alvarado on July 12, 1963, at Walters . They made their home in Wichita Falls for a short time before returning to Walters. Through the years Rick worked in the oilfield, operated heavy equipment for Bruton Construction, and worked for Cuz Howard and Dale Wampler before opening his own mechanic shop in Walters. He later worked at Goodyear for a short time and also worked on lawnmowers and other small engines.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Walters. He enjoyed working on cars, drag racing, going to swap meets, golfing, watching the grandkids play sports and trading stories with his Happy Stop friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Joe Ellis Dwyer.
Survivors include three children, Kimberly Dwyer, and Pam Brown, both of Walters, and Jay Dwyer of Roanoke; a brother, Gary Dwyer of Burkburnett; two sisters, Sharon Dwyer and Shirley Dwyer both of Iowa Park; and five grandchildren.