Earl Douglas Swall

11/15/1935 — 08/05/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Vallejo, California

Earl Douglas Swall

Earl Douglas ''Scotty'' Swall passed from this life on August 5, 2006 of causes incidental to cancer. He was born on November 15, 1935 in Vallejo, CA to Victor and Gertrude Swall. When Earl was just a few months old an uncle nicknamed him ''Scotty,'' and the name stuck with him the rest of his life.

In 1954 Scotty married his high school sweetheart Joanne Fletcher. He then served in the United States Air Force in the Korean conflict, after which he worked as a butcher. Scotty later worked in oil refineries up and down California, eventually supervising crews for TIMEC in Nipomo, CA. After leaving the refinery business, Scotty and Joanne started their own licensed contracting firm.

In 1992 the couple moved to Oak Ridge, TN where Scotty realized a longtime dream by opening a candy store named Scotty's Sweet Shoppe. He took great pride in making and sharing his handmade fudge. In 1996 they relocated to the Tri-Cities. For the past seven years Scotty worked at the Fred Meyer store in Richland, where he was known to his coworkers as ''The Candy Man'' for the candy he carried in his pockets to hand out to everyone he met.

Scotty is survived by Joanne, his wife of 52 years; daughter Debbie Padgett and husband Jim of Oak Ridge, TN; daughter Cindy Faulk and husband Patrick of Rich land; and five beloved granddaughters.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM Saturday, August 12 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1720 Thayer Drive, Richland. Thoughts can be shared through an online memorial and guestbook at www.einansfuneralhome.com.

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  • Dear Joan,

    I was so very sorry to hear of Scotty’s death. Tom sent me an email to let me know. He said he was forever grateful for Scotty getting him a job at TIMEC when he needed one. I’ll always remember the nice times we had together. Please extend our sympathy to Debbie, Cindy and their families. Love, Elaine & Jim

    Jim & Elaine Hart
    November 4, 2014
    Bradenton, FL, 34202, USA
  • I am so sad to hear about Scotty. He was a wonderful man with a kind word for everyone. I enjoyed talking with him about his projects he alway had going like landscaping, painting, etc. He was a true inspiration. I’m sure he is in a much better place and free of pain. Joanne, My prayers are with you and your family. Remember all the good times. God Bless, Terri

    Terri Ramos
    November 4, 2014
    Richland,, WA, US
  • i knew scotty from the hotel we worked at “the tower inn”, best western. i was in housekeeping, and as he was in maintence, we had to work together as a team. i always enjoyed his stories about his previous persutes and was not a bit surprised to learn he had led quite the life. he often spoke fondly of his family. i did see him at fred meyers now and again, and it was always so special because he rememberd me. my sympathy goes out to his family. i am so sorry this happened.

    patti wheeler
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Dear Joan,

    I was so very sorry to hear of Scotty’s death. Tom sent me an email to let me know. He said he was forever grateful for Scotty getting him a job at TIMEC when he needed one. I’ll always remember the nice times we had together. Please extend our sympathy to Debbie, Cindy and their families. Love, Elaine & Jim

    Jim & Elaine Hart
    November 4, 2014
    Bradenton, FL, 34202, USA
  • I am so sad to hear about Scotty. He was a wonderful man with a kind word for everyone. I enjoyed talking with him about his projects he alway had going like landscaping, painting, etc. He was a true inspiration. I’m sure he is in a much better place and free of pain. Joanne, My prayers are with you and your family. Remember all the good times. God Bless, Terri

    Terri Ramos
    November 4, 2014
    Richland,, WA, US
  • i knew scotty from the hotel we worked at “the tower inn”, best western. i was in housekeeping, and as he was in maintence, we had to work together as a team. i always enjoyed his stories about his previous persutes and was not a bit surprised to learn he had led quite the life. he often spoke fondly of his family. i did see him at fred meyers now and again, and it was always so special because he rememberd me. my sympathy goes out to his family. i am so sorry this happened.

    patti wheeler
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure Scotty is in a better place, free of pain. He will definitly be missed.

    DeeDee Kelly
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I use to enjoy Scotties wonderful candy and always wondered what happened to him after he closed his store near Food Lion.He was a very nice man & great candy

    maker.We missed him a lot when he left town.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Edward Burns
    November 4, 2014
    Oak, Ridge, TN, US
  • Dear Joanne and Family,

    We are saddened to hear of Scotty’s passing. We always appreciated his wit and humor and the good natured bantering that we carried on with him. It was a real treat and a pleasure to have you visit us the lasttime you were in Oak Ridge. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as we all grieve the loss.

    With love,

    Ted and Bobbie

    Bobbie and Ted Fields
    November 4, 2014
    Oak, Ridge, TN, US
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ernieand Margie Jensen and Cal and Doris Fisher

    Ernest and Margie Jensen
    November 4, 2014
    Nipomo, CA, US