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Darrel Swisher

Lanier Cemetery, Payne County, OK


Stillwater News-Press, 19 October 1962

Two City Men Die in Crash. A grinding head-on collision by two cars Thursday night near Electra, Tex., killed four persons, including two Stillwater men.
Dead in the crash are Darrell Lee Swisher, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville J. Swisher, 511 E. 15th St., and Eddie Earl Yount, 26, who resided with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Lease, 301 Berry St.
Also dead in the crash, which reportedly occurred when the car in which they were riding veered to the wrong side of the highway, are Larry Davidson, 22, and Maurice Hood, 18, both of Electra. Fred Hamlin, about 40, Electra, carpenter, who was driving the other car, was taken to Wichita Falls hospital in grave condition.
Swisher's wife, Carolyn, and year-old daughter, Marlene, were preparing to move to Electra this weekend to be with him. He was employed with the Goodman Construction Co. installing rural electric lines.
Yount, son of Earl Yount, Cave Springs, Ark., and Mrs. Ione Burk, Tulsa, was a former brother-in-law of Swisher, having been married to Wanda Swisher until March of this year. He is survived by two sons, Scottie Earl and Stanley David, both of Newcastle, Wyo.
Swisher was born in Stillwater, Nov. 24, 1940, and was married to Carolyn Hopper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hopper, 110 S. West, in Rawlins, Wyo. in 1960. He was discharged just this summer following a tour of duty in the U.S. Army.
Also surviving Swisher are five brothers, Leonard Gardner of Sapulpa, J.D. Swisher of Rifle, Colo., Clarence Swisher of Enid, Ronald Swisher of the U.S. Navy, and Dwight Swisher of the U.S. Army; eight sisters, Mrs. Anna Bell Mick of Wichita, Mrs. Carol Penix of Las Cruses, N.M., Mrs. Barbara Wick, 511 E. 15th, Stillwater, Mrs. Clara Langley, Okmulgee, Mrs. Lenora Devine, Stillwater, Mrs. Wanda Vollentine, New Castle, Wyo., Mrs. Ruth Waltman, Cordell, Okla. and Mrs. Sallie Brown, Bainbridge, Md.
Yount was born March 27, 1936, at Lowell, Ark. He was married to Wanda Mae Swisher in Stillwater, September 18, 1953, and they were divorced this past March. Yount is also survived by a half-sister, Janice Yount of Cave Springs, two half-brothers, Bob Lease, 301 Berry, Stillwater, and Melvin Yount, Cave Springs; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Drew, 613 E. 16th St., Stillwater, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Willie Yount, Cave Springs.
Funeral arrangements on both Swisher and Yount will be announced by Strode Funeral Home.

Reprinted by permission of Stillwater NewsPress.
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