Charles Guyer III

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Charles "Charlie" Lathrop Guyer III, born on May 15, 1928, in Savannah, Ga., passed away on February 12, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Loretta "Jerry" Alexander Guyer, of Athens, Ga.; his sister, Gloria Guyer Driggers; his son, Gary Lathrop Guyer, his wife, Barbara, and their children, Lane, Allison (and her husband, Josh), Lath, and Rhett, of Athens, Ga.; his daughter, Charme Guyer Bradberry, her husband, Jeb, and their children, Lori (and her husband, Sam), Buck (and his wife, Meggie), and Maggie (and her husband, Scott), of Athens, Ga.; his son, Charles Greg Guyer, his wife, Lisa, and their children, Savannah, Grant, and Greer, of Wyndmoor, Pa.; and his great-grandchildren, Walker, Charlie, and Tullis.
Charlie was a faithful member of the First Methodist Church of Athens for 60 years, where he served as a board member and Sunday school teacher. He also taught a Bible study in the Sarasota community up until the day of his passing.
After graduating from Savannah High School in 1948, Charlie went into the service as a U.S. Navy Seabee, in Guam. After the service, he went to the University of Georgia on a scholarship as a swimmer, where he excelled as a two-time NCAA All-American in the butterfly (1951 and 1952) and lead UGA to back-to-back SEC Men's Championships in those years for the only time in the university's history. In addition to this, he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity.
Charlie went on to become President of Alexander Wood Products from 1958-1990. During that time, he was also President of the Athens Touchdown Club, and member of the Athens Country Club, Gridiron Society, and the City Club.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, at the Athens First Methodist Church, with the Rev. Chuck Hodges and Jerry Varnado officiating. Immediately after the service, there will be a reception in Hancock Hall at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Methodist Church of Athens, Ga., the YMCA, and Young Life ( Online condolences may be made at
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 15, 2013
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