William Gilbert McGuire, 74, of Edgemont Rd., Collettsville, NC, the Careys Flat Community, passed away on the morning of Friday, July 27, 2012 at his residence.
A native of Watauga County, NC, he was born on March 20, 1938, a son of the late Colfax Millard McGuire and Mae Belle Ward McGuire. He was a retired truck driver and avid outdoorsman. Gilbert was a charter member of the Careys Flat Hunting Club and a member of the New Hopewell Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his banjo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Irene Gragg McGuire of the home; daughters, Elizabeth and Steve Smith of Careys Flat, Lisa and Lewis Hollars of Careys Flat, Kim and Bart Farmer of Wingate, NC; son, Ricky Lee McGuire of Careys Flat; sister, Lindy Lou Price of Zionville, NC; brother, Jack Otis McGuire of Lenoir, NC; seven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Gilbert McGuire will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the New Hopewell Baptist Church, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Lane Hamby, Rev. Carl Osborne, Preacher Lewis Hollars, and Preacher Gary Gragg will officiate. Interment will follow in the New Hopewell Cemetery. The family will gather with friends on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the church, until the service time.
Memorials may be made to the New Hopewell Baptist Church, 5086 Edgemont Rd, Collettsville, NC 28611.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the McGuire family.