Robert Lee McGuire

Robert Lee McGuire LUBBOCK-Robert Lee McGuire passed away on Dec. 19, 2012. He was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Floydada, Texas, to Robert E. Lee and Delise McGuire. Bob grew up in Floydada and graduated from Floydada High School. He attended Notre Dame University, receiving a degree in education. He began his teaching career at Carroll Thompson Junior High in Lubbock, next becoming track coach at Lubbock High for several years before leaving Lubbock to attend the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He returned to Lubbock and taught in Idalou. He then taught over 30 years on Air Force bases in Germany and England. During that time, he traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He had a passion for long-distance running and participated in many marathons in Europe and the United States well into his 60s. He retired from teaching and returned to Lubbock in 2001. Bob was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Don McGuire. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Naomi McGuire; three nieces, Michelle Alexander and husband Curtis, Christy Hamman and husband Kerry, and Amy Fry and husband Chad; two nephews, Don McGuire Jr. and wife Angela, and Matthew McGuire and wife Kristine; and 12 great-nieces; and nephews. Bob was deeply loved by his family and will be greatly missed. A private burial in Anton, Texas, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, with a memorial service to follow in Bowman Chapel of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in Amarillo or to .

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 23, 2012