In Loving Memory of

George Richard Sweat


George Richard Sweat, 80, who resided in Ft. White passed away July 28, 2020.

Richard was born February 12,1940 in Dayton Ohio and was one of twelve children born to George and Ruth Sweat. He graduated high school and joined the Army in 1957 serving two tours in Vietnam.  He served in active duty until 1968 when he was honorably discharged. After that he served in the army reserves and retired from service in 2000.  He moved to the Gainesville area in the 1980’s as a HVAC service technician. After that he managed Skeeter’s Restaurant and later, he worked for the county as a maintenance technician.

Richard enjoyed spending time with family, and he loved his animals.  Richard was always there to help when he was needed. He was generous and caring even though he fussed about it. He liked to joke around and laugh and always said what he was thinking.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Joyce, Pat, Mary and Tim.  Richard is survived by his wife Judy.  Siblings John, Steve, Ruth, Karen, Peggy, Chris and Pamela. He is also survived by his children, Dieter, Peter, Kathy, Klaus and John and his stepchildren Jason, Donna, Christy and Joey.  He has many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Richard will be forever be loved and respected.


There will be a visitation, Wednesday August 5 @ 9 am at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central Chapel 4100 NW 39th AVE 32606. A service will follow at 10 am.




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6 Responses

  1. Tony Nott at · Reply

    RIP uncle Dick. It’s been years but still have fond memories of the big Sweat Christmas’ and how much fun you made them.

  2. Jack & Carol Gant at · Reply

    Condolences to the family. My God give you peace.
    Our love to the family.

  3. ruth ramirez at · Reply

    loved you brother, I will never forget my oldest brother he was such a character and always took care of his family and loved them all dearly. . Fly high with the angels till we meet again . Love to Judy and all the family. Sister Ruth

  4. Klaus sweat at · Reply

    Dad i will always remember you .
    From the time i was a child
    To the man i have grown to b
    Of a time of growing in between
    From today n tomorrow the memories never leave
    The happiness of your smile
    The words of life to learn. U taught
    Now i think about everything since you walked them golden steps to a new life of angels n peace
    I love always will keep you in my thoughts n dreams i hope you will come n visit with open wings may god b with you lots love the mouse

  5. Cheryl Gant at · Reply

    Donna and Stephen and Family
    I’m sorry for your loss. God bless you and keep you safe.

  6. Peggy and steve stringer at · Reply

    Love you brother
    Fly high and kiss all

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