Richard Lee Swiney, 70 of Nickelsville, VA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at his residence. Richard was born May 28, 1947 at Breaks, VA to the late Ray Swiney and Lummie Skeens Swiney. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene Swiney, Barney Ray Swiney & Larry Swiney and one sister, Verna Hay. Richard is survived by his the love of his life and lifelong friend, Linda Maggard; two brothers, James Luke Swiney of Clincho, VA & Gary “Shotgun” Swiney of Dante, VA and one sister, Ettia Fay Doughtry of Hurley, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 6-10PM Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to be conducted that evening at 7PM by James David Swiney. Burial will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Parrigan Cemetery, Clinchco, VA.