Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 27, 2012

William Henry McGuire Jr. - 1932-2012

ROANOKE, VA — William Henry McGuire Jr., 80, of 413 E. Gordon St., Roanoke, Va., died Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Lawrence County, Ky., a son of the late William H. McGuire Sr. and Herma Jones McGuire.

Mr. McGuire served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He retired as the general manager in the mechanics shop for CSX. He was a member of Parrish Court United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Prater, and a brother, James R. McGuire.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Bonnie McGuire of Covington, Va.; four sons, William McGuire III and his wife, Rose, of Roanoke, Tony McGuire and his wife, Kerry, of Liveston, N.J., Patrick McGuire of Atlanta and Mark McGuire and his wife, Tara, of Forest, Va.; six grandchildren; and six sisters.

In keeping with Mr. McGuire’s wishes, his body has been cremated.

A memorial service was Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Parrish Court United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sue Ann Salmon.

Following the service, the family received friends at the church.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Arritt Funeral Home in Covington.

Condolences may be sent to arrittfuneralhome.com.

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