William Lloyd McGuirk

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Funeral service for Mr. William Lloyd McGuirk, 83, will be at 7 p.m. today, January 12, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. Clyde Roberts officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. McGuirk went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Mr. McGuirk met his beautiful bride, Charlotte Ann Johnson in 1950 and they married in 1954. A celebration in Heaven broke out as those preceding his death greeted him there, including his wife of 55 years, Charlotte; his parents, Pauline and Francis Dewey McGuirk; one sister, Betty June McGuirk and many extended family and close friends. Mr. McGuirk is survived by his children, Timothy (Julia) McGuirk and David Scott McGuirk, all of Oxford; grandchildren, Daniel, Peyton, Pilar, Erica and Michael McGuirk; brother, Billy Joe McGuirk, of Birmingham. Mr. McGuirk was born in Birmingham on July 6, 1932. He graduated from Tarrant High School in 1950 where he lettered in both basketball and baseball his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He was voted second-team, ALL-State his senior year in basketball and voted first-team, All-State in baseball his Junior and Senior year. Mr. McGuirk was the first selection of the Boston Red Sox in 1950. Due to his military commitment to the U.S. Navy and severe knee injury during the Korean War, has was unable to sign/play with the Red Sox. He was honorably discharged in 1954. He also obtained the rank of Master Mason in 1954. Mr. McGuirk and his wife Charlotte moved to Anniston in 1957 where he worked for Kilby Steel Company/FMC for approximately 31 years before retiring as Materials Manager. He served on the City of Oxford Planning Board from 1982-1986. He faithfully served the Lord for many years as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and layman counselor. Pallbearers will be Dr. Tony Bolton, Larry Martin, William Pugh, Jim Champion, Jim Justice and George Kilby. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to . Those wishing to sign the guestbook may do so at www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home Chosen #1 funeral home by the readers of The Anniston Star for 6 consecutive years.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 12, 2016
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