Gene McGuire, 78, Gallipolis, and formerly of Jackson, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Abbyshire Place.
Gene was born on April 9, 1934, in Pikeville, Kentucky, son of the Arvid and Esther Smith McGuire. He was retired from Woodland Centers, where he was the finance director. Gene attended the Gallipolis Christian Church and was an U.S. Army Veteran.
Gene was married to Mary Ann Walker McGuire on March 27, 1953, and she survives in Gallipolis. He is also survived by his children, Leesa (Stan) York of Columbiana, Ohio, Keith (Janet) McGuire, and Angela (Dwayne) Houck, both of Gallipolis. Gene has six grandchildren, Jenna and Coleen York, Andrea and Rebecca Houck, and Brianna and Braden McGuire; a sister, Annette Mannion of Lake Worth, FL; and a brother, Wayne (Nancy) McGuire of Lake Wales, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mavis Ison; and one brother, Dale McGuire.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Gallipolis Christian Church, with Ministers Don Kesner and Mike Lynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Gallipolis Christian Church from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gene’s Memory to the Gallia County Veterans Service for its transportation services.
There will be a military flag presentation at the graveside by volunteers of area veteran’s lodges.
Willis Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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