Major Richard “Rick” W. Schoeny, 73, of Mt. Pleasant SC, lost his final battle to cancer October 17, 2019, at his home with his wife and daughter by his side. Born Jan 26th, 1946 in Cincinnati, OH, he was the son of the late Betty H. Lance and Richard L. Schoeny.
He was the devoted husband of Libbye A. Rich and loving father of Amy L. Schoeny.
Rick served and fought proudly for his country in the US Army in Vietnam thru Desert Shield / Desert Storm. As a “mustang”, Rick went from E-1 draftee thru Warrant Officer Ranks & retired as a Major with 22 years of service. Among his favorite assignments in his career, were with the Air Cavalry and as a Medevac Pilot.
His genuine warmth and contagious spirit will be deeply missed by all that knew him. His loyalty and commitment to his friends and family will go unmatched. He truly had a way of touching the lives of all he met. A soldier until the end, with a smile to light up a room, his personal drive and determination has taught us all so much, more than he will ever know.
The Military Memorial Service will be at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC.
Memorial donations/ in lieu of flowers may be made to the most caring and supportive Roper St. Francis Hospice, 1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd, Suite 109B, Charleston, SC 29407 (843-402-3260)