ELK PARK, N.C. - Jerry Gale McGuire, age 72, of Elk Park, passed away on August 23, 2016. A native of Avery County, NC, he was born December 21, 1943 a son of the late Clinton Hurst and Addie Mae McGuire. He was a longtime member of Beech Mountain Baptist Church, where he sung in the choir in his youth. Jerry worked as an Substance Abuse Counselor with New River Mental Health and also at the University Hospital in Augusta, GA. He enjoyed computers, genealogy and watching westerns on TV. Along with his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his: brother, Gene Allen McGuire; son-in-law, Christopher Thomas Burke. Jerry has left to cherish his memory his: wife, Marilyn O. McGuire of the home; daughter, Tonya Burke of Vidalia, GA.; sons, Clinton McGuire and wife Kathy of Conyers, GA., Stephen McGuire and wife Stacie of Appling, GA., Phillip McGuire and wife Kim of Augusta, GA.; brothers, Reed McGuire and wife Marjorie of Aiken, SC., Wendell McGuire and wife Meta of Elk Park, NC.; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Jerry Gale McGuire will be conducted on Saturday, August 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Beech Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 26th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net. The care of Jerry and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
296 Ash Loop
Newland, NC 28657
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 26, 2016