Kyle Mark Swisher
May 24, 1958 – January 11, 2021
Kyle Mark Swisher, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 62 with his beloved wife, Michele, and their three children, Hunt, Erin, and Ryan, by his side on January 11, 2021. Kyle was born on May 24, 1958 in Oklahoma City to Bill and Wanda Swisher, the third of seven siblings. He attended Missouri Military Academy, Fountain Valley, Casady, John Marshall and the University of Oklahoma where he gained many friends along the way. As a youth, he was known for his mischievous shenanigans, as his family and friends will attest. He often said he would get himself into trouble just to see if he could find his way out of it. With a twinkle in his eye and sly smile, he always did. Kyle was a natural born salesman and storyteller. He spent the majority of his career at CMI Corp. He eventually started his own successful business in heavy equipment sales. Many of his customers became lifelong friends largely due to his easy going nature, quick wit and sense of humor. He never met a stranger. Kyle loved the Oklahoma Sooners and wagering with friends over sports. He never turned down a trip to Vegas or a cold Coors Light; loved picking football; loved grilling and cooking and loved his family and his dog, Maui, but not necessarily in that order (we think!). He and Michele were married for over 25 years and share many memories of nights out, vacations (always the 4th of July), or staying in to watch their favorite shows together. In 1996 they had their first child, Hunt, and immediately knew they wanted more. Erin arrived shortly after in 1997 and Ryan in 2000. Kyle was a very proud father to his children and loved sharing in their accomplishments. From coaching on the sidelines or cheering in the stands, to sharing his endless “dad” jokes, his unconditional love will be deeply missed. Kyle’s strength, determination, and passion for life enabled him to be with us for a much longer time than any of us had hoped. His humor and wit never diminished and he never stopped smiling. He was a true role model of grace and courage for all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Wanda Swisher and brothers Bill Swisher, III and Chris Swisher. Kyle is survived by his wife Michele and their three children; Hunt, Erin, and Ryan; siblings, Thane Swisher (Jill), Ann Swisher, Kelly Swisher McLain, and Scott Swisher (Jennifer); sisters-in-law Shelley Swisher; Marla Sullivant (Tim), Melanie Masterson, and brother-in-law Michael Masterson (Donna DiBernado); his nieces and nephews, Lauren Swisher; Kathryn Swisher Kahn (Jason); Elizabeth Swisher; G.W. Swisher; Natalie Swisher Bunds (Kyle); Alex Swisher (Eliza); Megan Swisher Rayle (Albert); Jennifer McLain; William McLain; Mark McLain; Taylor McLain; Kristina Sullivant Peterson (Drew); Sierra Sullivant Massey (Kyle); and Sheridan Sullivant; and 12 great-nieces and nephews. Viewing will be 12-8pm Friday, January 15, 2021 at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home. A private family service will be held January 16, 2021 at 2pm. Guests are invited to join via livestream at https://tinyurl.com/hcfhlive. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Stand Up to Cancer at https://standuptocancer.org. Kyle loved this organization and we chose it as a lasting legacy. 100% of all donations go to research for all cancers.
- George William Clark Swisher, Jr., Father (deceased)
- Hazel Wanda Young Swisher, Mother (deceased)
- Michele Swisher, Wife
- Hunt Swisher, Son
- Erin Swisher, Daughter
- Ryan Swisher, Daughter
- Thane & Jill Swisher, Brother
- Ann Swisher, Sister
- Kelly Swisher McLain, Sister
- Scott & Jennifer Swisher, Brother
- Shelley Swisher, Sister-in-law
- Marla & Tim Sullivant, Sister-in-law
- Melanie Masterson, Sister-in-law
- Michael Masterson & Donna DiBernado, Brother-in-law
- Kyle is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Lauren Swisher; Kathryn Swisher Kahn (Jason); Elizabeth Swisher; G.W. Swisher; Natalie Swisher Bunds (Kyle); Alex Swisher (Eliza); Megan Swisher Rayle (Albert); Jennifer McLain; William McLain; Mark McLain; Taylor McLain; Kristina Sullivant Peterson (Drew); Sierra Sullivant Massey (Kyle); and Sheridan Sullivant; and 12 great-nieces and nephews.
- David Anderson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Steve Boecking, Honorary Pallbearer
- Scott Carrol, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ramsey Drake, Honorary Pallbearer
- Steve Esco, Honorary Pallbearer
- Steve Foerster, Honorary Pallbearer
- John Harper, Honorary Pallbearer
- Mike Hurley, Honorary Pallbearer
- Michael Masterson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Chris Meyers, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ford Price, Honorary Pallbearer
- Bobby Samis, Honorary Pallbearer
- Tim Sullivant, Honorary Pallbearer
- Hunt Swisher, Active Pallbearer
- Ryan Swisher, Active Pallbearer
- Thane Swisher, Active Pallbearer
- Scott Swisher, Active Pallbearer
- Alex Swisher, Active Pallbearer
- G.W. Swisher, Active Pallbearer
- Will McLain, Active Pallbearer
- Mark McLain, Active Pallbearer
Friday, January 15, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Kyle Mark Swisher
Saralee Claire Green
January 16, 2021
Kyle, your incredible spirit of love, loyalty, sincerity lives on in your forever family & friends. Michele & your kids will never be alone for we are FAMILY, & we are so blessed from the day you brought her here!!
I'll never forget the 'New Year's Miracle' of 'baby Hunt'... An 👼 of healing & hope as we also lost our beloved BeBe. Our family has certainly been blessed w profound miracles... Thank you for teaching us that every single day is a profound 🎁, may we aspire to love and live as you beloved cousin Kyle. Please thank our parents in heaven, especially your papa Bill & our mama Maryanne, who taught us the true meanings of love, family, and faith, the best siblings ever:), Billy & BeBe too.
My prayers are with you all! Blessings, Cousin Claire
January 15, 2021
Such a beautiful tribute Michele ❤️ . My heart goes out to you and the kids. The only pic. Missing is the night of the tomato toss😘. Sending love, hugs, and support from the universe to help you get through this difficult time.
January 14, 2021
Kyle was one of a kind to be sure. Over our 50 year friendship there are countless memories - funny, sad, dangerous, and several from our younger years that simply should never be discussed. He loved his family dearly and did his best for them. Michelle, we share in your grief, as well as your children’s and the rest of the Swisher clan. All the best.
January 14, 2021
Kyle was a great friend for over 40 years. Post CMI we shared many visits and phone calls. We both liked to talk, so the visits sometimes lasted longer than planned. His love, wit and humor made our relationship special. Kyle looked for the best in every moment. I will miss his smile. He was indeed one of a kind. Love and God's great comfort to Michelle, Hunt, Erin, Ryan and the entire Swisher family.
January 14, 2021
Good friends and family are two of our greatest blessings. Kyle Swisher was indeed that kind of friend.
Shirley and I send our sincere condolences to Michele and the family.
January 13, 2021
May my lifetime friend Rest In Peace after all these years of pain. The entire Swisher family have been special to me for sixty years. A debt I will never be able to repay. John Eisenhour Jr.