Billiards World Mourns Loss of Richard Sweet
The billiards community has lost a long-time member and supporter. Mr. Richard “Rich” Sweet, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009.
He is survived by: wife of forty-seven years, Susan Sweet, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Mandy and Tony Wiley, Sugar Hill, GA and Shana and Clent McCullough, Suwanee, GA; son, Richard Sweet, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Melanie Sweet, Ricky Sweet, and Braxton Stewart; sisters and brother-in-law, Teresa Sweat, Blytheville, AR and Donna and Rolland Garrison, Live Oaks, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Sweet was born July 1, 1941 in Blytheville, AR. He was a 1958 graduate of Memphis Michigan High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was owner of Mr. Cues Billiards in Atlanta, GA and former owner of Buford Carpet and Tile in Doraville, GA. He was an associate member of Sugar Hill Golf Association.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Friends will give the eulogy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. In In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 in memory of Richard Sweet.
Flanigan Funeral Home
Richard was a true supporter of the sports of Billiards and showed a great love for the sport.
We would like to extend our condolences to Susan Sweet and family, you are in our prayers. We will miss Richard greatly. He was always a joy to be around.
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour is planning a Tribute Tournament in 2010 for Richard Sweet (Dates TBA).