Bill Schwyhart, former Northwest Arkansas auto dealer and real estate developer, has died


Bill Schwyhart, a prominent businessman, investor and real estate developer who helped shape the initial development of Rogers’ Pinnacle Hills interstate corridor, has died. He was 64.

According to his obituary, Schwyhart died Aug. 31 at his Dallas residence with his wife Carolyn and son Alex by his side. The obituary included no cause of death.

Visitation will be held at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Rogers on Tuesday (Sept. 7) at 12:45 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, the city’s mayor from 1999 to 2010, will deliver the eulogy.

Schwyhart made his name in Northwest Arkansas as an automobile dealer before turning his attention to real estate development. He grew up working in his father’s gas station in Stockton, Calif.

According to a 2001 profile published in the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, Schwyhart was 20 years old when he loaded his 1967 Mercury Cougar with all his belongings…

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