I am blessed to have met Bob as a student teacher at Woodbridge Air Force Base in England! Being the wonderful, friendly person he was, Bob knew all the local pubs, each proprietor, each person who came in for a pint, and what days local musicians would play at each! He took many of our student teachers to experience England's culture and create many friendships! He has a very special place in my heart and meant alot to me!! He is a wonderful part of my life and I will always Love him!!
I was one of the many students that Mr. McGuire had a significant impact both as a high school administrator and track/cross country coach. He left a big impression on so many students by encouraging us with positive words and enthusiasm and his infectious smile! He was always so supportive of me even after high school. I hadn't seen or spoken to him in a few years but I will miss him and the way I could hear his smile in his voice on the phone!
Bob was a great friend who I let slip away in the past few years because of time and distance. That doesn't change the deep respect and love his peers and students had and will always have for him.
I had the pleasure of meeting Bob McGuire at Naomi's house in Lubbock many years ago - I was awed by his many talents and his funny, wonderful personality. I send my best wishes to all of the family.
Bob was a great friend and a very compassionate person. To illustrate, he was my assistant coach for the Lubbock High JV football team, we scored a quick touchdown against a weak opponent and Bob immediately sent in the third team defense. He also let me live with him free of charge for about six months before I got married. He loved to run and to coach track. He loved Floydada, Notre Dame and all the kids he coached.
Bob McGuire's teaching career actually began at Floydada Junior High where he was an English teacher and coach. I have his grade book to prove it. After our graduation from the 8th grade he joined a mission trip to deliver a ship load of hogs to Korea. I also recall he taught a Sunday School class of teen age boys and if they failed to attend he took the class to the absent ones' homes and got them out of bed and brought them to SS class. "Coach" was an encourager and maintained a lively sense of humor, often at his own expense or ours.
How fortunate I am to have called Bob McGuire "friend" since C. Thompson days. He will be missed. In the words of a UCC hymn by Natalie Sleeth. "In our end is our beginning; in our time,infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life eternity. In our death, a resurrection, at last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see." Kaye Edwards
What a great guy with a great personality. We all loved him.
I am only one of Bob's many, many friends and acquaintances from his DoDDS school days overseas. What a remarkable person Bob was, living a life that exemplified "good-ness"; he will be missed by all who knew him.