Ralph Myron Swearingen, age 81, passed away at University of Cincinnati Hospital October 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM. He was born in Adams County to Myron E. and Mary Riffle Swearingen.
He has a sister, Betty J. Sininger Weimer.
Ralph served in the Airforce in Texas. His desire was to be a Pilot, but his eyesight didn’t permit this, so he worked on airplane motors as a mechanic. He was always an exceptional mechanic. He could fix anything large or small perfectly, even anything called unfixable. After his military years, he was chosen Shop Foreman at Precision Motors, an exceptional Motor Company in Texas because of his exceptional mechanic ability. Later he received a plaque from the United State of America that read: United States Patent Granted on September 10, 1985 to Ralph M. Swearingen – Inventor – Lock System for Removable Automobile Roof Panel. These are the glass panels on top of our autos.
Ralph lived in Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas from age 18 until the late 1980’s. He was affiliated with a Methodist Church where he lived.
He has 3 children: Delaine Kay, Steven, and Brandon.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Decatur Cemetery, under the direction of the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home, with Clarence Abbott officiating. There will be no visitation.
Family and friends can sign Mr. Swearingen’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com.