Mr. Richard Edward Daetwyler, age 85, of Mineral Bluff, GA, passed away September 28, 2012, in the Fannin Regional Hospital.He was the son of the late Paul and Anna Zumbach Daetwyler. He served his country in the United States Navy. After Graduating College he worked for a number of years for Lockheed in both Hagerstown, MD and Marietta, GA. During his time in Marietta, GA he served in many capacities for Antioch Baptist Church in Marietta such as assistant youth leader, sunday school teacher and a choir member. After he and his family moved to Epworth, he later joined Epworth Baptist Church. He had been a very active member of the community for many years.
Survivors include his wife of sixty and one half years, Edith Collett Daetwyler; children, Sonya Jean and Ronnie Lamanac of Epworth, GA, Michael Shane and Nancy King Daetwyler of Bradenton, FL and Patricia Lynn Daetwyler and Derek Hart of Powder Springs, GA; sister, Norma Moore Stalnaker of Elkins, WV; grandchildren, Richard Shane Daetwyler (Kelli), Amy Leigh Wuellner (Scott), Christopher Wayne Daetwyler (Christy) and Andrew Lawson Lamanac; one great grandchild, Madison Brooke Daetwyler; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday October 2, at 1:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tom Jordan and Rev. Lawrence Burge officiating. Interment will follow in the Crestlawn Cemetery with Full military honors provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Daetwyler, Chris Daetwyler, Andrew Lamanac, Scott Wuellner, Neal Collett and Frank Collett. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Blue Ridge Scenic Rail Road, Bill Cochran and Ben Callihan.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-9 p.m.
For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation, Breast Cancer Research or to the In the Light Youth Ministries at First Baptist Church, Epworth, GA.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com