Guyton, Fred F. Jr. Fred Fleming Guyton, Jr. passed away peacefully on September 28, 2018 after a 7- month battle with cancer. Born February 2, 1938 in Memphis, TN, Fred is survived by his wife Beverly (Estes), his children Annie Dee Seal (Robert), Elisa Jane Roth (William), Josephine Rose Kendrick (Russ), Frank Gardner Guyton (Nikki), Daniel Thomas Guyton, Kelly Elizabeth Guyton and David Fleming Guyton; 10 grandchildren, Katherine, Elizabeth, Josephine, Jack, Lauryn, Mason, Olivia, Avery, Ben and Henry. Son of the late Fred F. Guyton, Sr. and Josephine Rose (Bryant) and brother to the late Jane Cooper. Fred received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois College of Fine & Applied Arts in 1961. Upon graduation, Fred received a special Fellowship from the Center of Inter American Housing and Planning and spent one year as one of the first Peace Corps volunteers in Bogota, Columbia before his induction into the U. S. Army. As an officer, with a combat Engineer Battalion, Fred served as a helicopter pilot for three years. After discharge from the Army, Fred moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he began his career as an architect. On October 1, 1967 he and Bill Peckham began a planning and architectural practice that is now known as Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. (PGAV). In 1975, Fred became Chairman of PGAV, a position that he held until January of 2010. Fred continued to work at the firm until his death. Under Fred's leadership PGAV earned many regional and national awards for outstanding architectural, zoological, and entertainment design and in many ways changed how thoughtful architecture enhances the destination experience. PGAV continues today as a world-class architecture firm with projects expanding the globe. During Fred's 35 years as Chairman of PGAV, he led the development of a remarkable number of landmark projects in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Among these are: - Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Tampa - Williamsburg, VA, Tampa, FL - Anheuser-Bush World Headquarters - Saint Louis, MO - Multiple projects at SeaWorld Adventure Parks - San Diego, San Antonio, Orlando - Big Cat Country, Fragile Forest and Penguin Puffin Coast, Saint Louis Zoo - Saint Louis, MO - Monsanto World Headquarters Renovation - Saint Louis, MO - Universal Studios Theme Parks - The Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta, GA - Discovery Cove - Orlando, FL - Port Aventura - Salou, Spain - Space Command Headquarters, Peterson AFB - Colorado Springs, CO Fred was licensed to practice architecture in 35 states and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the American Institute of Architects and the Missouri Council of Registered Architects. Fred was active in civic works and provided leadership and fundraising with many organizations including past-Chairman of the University of Illinois Foundation board and Life Director, Trustee for the St. Louis Science Center, past-President and Board member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Director of St. Louis Mercantile Bank, and Director of the Forum for Contemporary Art. Fred was proud to be a St. Louisan and was appointed by a succession of St. Louis Mayors to a number of posts. Including Chairman of the St. Louis Beautification Commission, Chairman of the Building Code Review Commission, and member of the Forest Park Advisory Board. Fred was an amateur historian, photographer, and classic car hobbyist and on the Board of Directors of the Classic Car Club of America, Classic Car Club Museum and the CCCA Spirit of St. Louis Region. He presented numerous cars at car shows around the country, including the Easter Concurs D'Elegance at Forest Park and Concurs D'Elegance at Pebble Beach, CA. Fred was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians since 1956. Fred was warm, gracious, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was beloved by his family and friends and will be missed by all. Services: The funeral service will be conducted at First Congregational Church of St. Louis, 6501 Wydown, on Wednesday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Bellerive Cemetery. The family will receive friends at The Lupton Chapel, 7233 Delmar, on Tuesday, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Louis Zoo or the Classic Car Club Museum at Hickory Corners, MI. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL
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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Sep. 30 to Oct. 1, 2018.