Donald E. ""Gene"" Maguire, 80, Lexington, widower of Sara ""Sally"" Ann Maguire, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in Moraga, Calif.
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He moved to California in June of 2013 to be near his daughter after his wife passed away. He was born on April 17, 1933 in Orleans, Ill., the son of the late John Ezra and Ruth Ann Gross Maguire. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: his daughter, Belinda Maguire, Lafayette, Calif.; granddaughter, Madelyn Maguire Brecher; son-in-law, Bryan Brecher; a sister, Helen Patton, Seattle, Wash.; nephew, Roy Lee Maguire, whom he considered a son, and his wife, Cindy plus their four children and two grandchildren, all of Nashville, Tenn.
He was a graduate of the University of Illinois where he received a BS in Agriculture specializing in food service and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War having attained the rank of 1st Lt. His many accomplishments include serving as past president of the Kentucky Processors Association, past member and BOD of American Meat Institute, past member and Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Christian College, past president of the Chamber of Commerce in Cynthiana, Ky., served as a deacon of Indian Creek Christian Church in Cynthiana, served as an elder at Gardenside Christian Church in Lexington, Ky.
He purchased Webber Farms Sausage in 1983 and sold the company to ConAgra in 1986, formed Maguire Associates in 1992 and acted as a management consultant to SMC, Gray Construction and numerous other companies looking to expand or purchase companies. He was a kind, wonderful, loyal, loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend to many.
Please join his family and friends for a celebration of a life well lived at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Milward - Man O' War, 1509 Trent Blvd. A memorial visitation will be Friday, Dec. 13 at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m.
The family requests that contributions be made to the
in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Dec. 5, 2013