Thomas Maxwell Guilford III
Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home Riggins Road
1737 Riggins Road
Tallahassee, FL
Thomas Maxwell

Guilford III

Thomas M. Guilford III, 46, died unexpectedly at his home on July 16, 2011 in Tallahassee, FL.

He was a native of Tallahassee and attended Lincoln High School and Mercer University where he was a member of the soccer team and the SAE fraternity. He was a graduate of Florida State University. He attended St. Peter's Anglican Church.

He is survived by his father, Thomas M. Guilford, Jr. of Tallahassee, his step-father, Max Caskie (Gail) of Lexington, VA and a brother, Sean Caskie of Arlington, VA. Other survivors include his aunt, Sue Guilford Walker of Tallahassee, his aunt, Emy Davis Collins of Gainesville, FL, his uncle Arthur M. Guilford (Lynn) of Sarasota, FL, many special cousins and their children. He was predeceased by his mother, Polly Davis Guilford Caskie.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Published by Tallahassee Democrat on Jul. 19, 2011.
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I just found about my college friend; not just of his passing, but of his faith in Jesus Christ. Here's to the guaranteed reunion!
john wood
November 2, 2017

We weren't ever the best of friends but we probably would've been had we known eachother longer. When I knew you I always thought highly of you.

I'm very saddened you have left us, but remembering you as you were, you have to be in a nice and very happy place!

Rock on, Big Guy!!!

Josh Mitchell
Josh Mitchell
August 8, 2011
Chip was the "question man." Never was without a question of a thousand...
A good listener who always heard what you said...
He could hold onto a dollar until eternity.
He would eat you out of house and home..always had an appetite for eating...and learning..a thirst for knowledge.
He had huge hands and petted my dog too hard..but he loved him.
There will never be anyone who resembles him in any way, shape, or form.
Peace be with you, Chippy. I am sure heaven holds alot of answers to your questions.
Lisa Ridlehoover
August 7, 2011
Chip and I became friends in 2008...We quickly became close. Chip's loyalty to his close friends and how he was always there for them...he would give the shirt off his back; was the thing that drew me most to him. Chip and I had many long walks, afternoons of Frisbee, and games of Racket Ball together. We talked about Christ, attended small christian and classes together. I went to St. Peter's several times and he went to Element 3 church with me (my home church); I even attended the midnight Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peters in 2010. My favorite memories of Chip: skating, his trying to show me a few chords of his beloved 6-string Bass, and that ridiculous funny night that I had brought over some Big-Band and Swing CD's and were dancing to it.

I will cherish these memories...Chip talked fondly about his family and was excited when he was able to see them.

To Chip's family: He loved you.
Kim Goodner
July 30, 2011
Kim Goodner
July 30, 2011
Words cannot express...I will miss the walks, Racket Ball, talks, and Frisbee outings we had. I also remember the time we went skating! Chip was a private person but he did express his excitement to me about visiting his family in Fort Myers.
Kim Goodner
July 30, 2011
I got to know Chip at St. Peter's. We became friends and I always enjoyed our visits together. We would sometimes meet at Lake Ella on warm, sunny days and have interesting and often deep spiritual conversations about many things. Do you remember, "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face" (1 Cor. 13:12)? Rest in peace my friend. -Steve
July 25, 2011
Last Friday night, I had a thought of high school friends and Chip came to mind. One of the nicest boys at Lincoln I remember. My deepest sympathy goes out to Chip's family and close friends.
Melanie Motiska
July 24, 2011
I woke this morning to a FB message letting me know of Chip's passing, and I still don't know what to say. We went to Lincoln together and played in a hard rock band, Rude Awakening, which is kind of ironic since I woke this morning to learn this awful news. It had been a little while since I last saw Chip, although it was at one of my current gigs - I didn't even know if he was still playing bass. In the entire time I knew Chip, he always asked a lot of questions and seemed to want to know as much as he could about everything. He thirsted for knowledge, was a good musician and band mate, a good loyal friend and apparently a great athlete (I never played soccer with him). It's times like this that make me wish we would have stayed in touch more than we did - I don't know why we didn't. Maybe it was because Chip was more of a private person, I don't know, but I am feeling really sad right now and reflective. I miss you Chip, and I wish I would have known to reach out to you.
Tony Young
July 24, 2011
Chip, you are very missed dear brother. I only knew you for a short time but am so thankful since our friendship began while you were seeking and eventually found Jesus. You are dearly loved back here and beyond our understanding there with your Father in the Kingdom. Rest in peace dear friend.
Gene Peters
July 24, 2011
Although I only knew Chip as a childhood friend, I still feel a profound sense of loss at his passing, and offer my deepest sympathy to his family.
Brian Hannon
July 23, 2011
Of course I was shocked! I have a lot of great memories of chip in that way he lives on in all of us who knew him! I had fallen out of touch with him over the last ten years but never the less he shall be missed and I am proud to have called him a friend!
Glen Keys
July 22, 2011
Chip You will be missed, I can still remember all of us hanging out at the country club, swimming, playing tennis and racket ball all summer long. And when it came to soccer you were the bomb, nothing got by you in that goal, no matter how hard Isensee kicked it. God bless you
Russell Tagliareni
July 21, 2011
Chip - you are gone but not forgotten. I remember you as a child and watched you grow into manhood. You were a great goalie in the Lincoln soccer league and you were surrounded by friends every time I saw you.

It was just two weeks ago that you were here at our house in Sopchoppy and I know you were fighting the good fight at that time.

My heart goes out to your Dad and brother. Nothing is harder for a father than losing a son.

"Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
John Isensee Sr.
July 21, 2011
We'll miss Chip very much through the years. He was family to Scott and I and his absence leaves an empty place in our souls, but he will forever be in our hearts.
Miki Harris
July 21, 2011
I was very shocked and saddened to hear about Chip..He was a very kind & thoughtful person..We had good times together in our band back in the 80's..He'll be missed..
Andrew Kellman
July 21, 2011
I’m very sad to find out that Chip is no longer with us. He was one of my best friends throughout High School.

“Memories keep those we love, close to us forever”
Bill Knox
July 21, 2011
i will miss you chipper, just your presence in a room with your great smile and a subtle laugh, could brighten my night. may god be with you and the ones who loved you ;) love carrie
carrie anderson
July 20, 2011
I sure enjoyed the times we had together in Tallahassee. I can still remember when we were living together off Pensacola Street having a blast playing music with Glen Keys. The whole crew is gonna miss your humor.. Drew,Harris,Arnold,Vosseler,and Isensee. God Bless your family and RIP. Rock On... and give your mom a hug when you see her.
Michael Yates
July 20, 2011
Chip was one of my favorite people. What a great loss. There was nothing Chip wouldn't do for you. He was so thoughtful and a gentleman. He was always willing to listen and had such a wonderful & caring heart! You were one of my best friends, Chip, and you will be deeply missed! I love you, brother.
Kevin Long
July 20, 2011
Chip!! I miss you allready. You were one of the first people I met when I moved to Tallahassee. A "stud" Athlete, could catch a football with one hand. Eat a Big Mac in two bites!! As loyal as they came... Our 8 string hangs on my wall. Every time I hear "Saxon" I'll think of you. Johnny, Don't beat yourself up to bad, Chippy loved you like a brother, I know, he told me so. All us guys miss you very much. Give your Mom a big hug for all of us... I'm sure you'll looking out for us... I don't know what else to say... I love you bro... scott
Scott Harris
July 20, 2011
Requiscat In Pace.
Martin Dekom
July 20, 2011
Chip was a kind, sweet soul. I enjoyed the times spent with Chip at family gatherings and during his time spent living in L.A. He will be deeply missed and his memory will always be a blessing...
Ian Murray
July 20, 2011
I am very appreciative of all that have called and written to express their condolences regarding our loss. Take heart that Chip has touched so many lives and let us all share the burden. His Legacy will be the memory we have of him and the humanity he showed to us all. We can carry this forward and affect others well by what he has taught us.
Sean Caskie
July 20, 2011
Chip was always so funny & kind to me. I remember the ability he had to make others laugh & smile. Although I'd not seen him in awhile, the memories I have of my interaction with him in school will last a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. God Bless.

Lincoln High School ~ Class of 1982
Kathy (Thomas) Keiffer, LHS Class of '82
July 19, 2011
Chip was a cool guy! I had a great time playing soccer with him in high school. Chip will be missed, but well remembered.

Louie Ward , Tallahassee, FL
July 19, 2011
My best friend of 38 years. You touched my life in ways words cannot express. You brought me hope when I was in darkness. You loved me when I couldn't love myself. I found God by looking in your eyes. I will miss hearing you laughter until we meet again.
John Isensee
July 19, 2011
Chip, We had a great time growing up and playing sports together. I am very saddened to hear that someone so special has left us so soon. I will always remember you and your Great Goal Keeping Skills. Thanks again for being a True Friend...Dave Arnold
David Arnold
July 19, 2011
You were a friend in high school and you will be prayers for your family for their loss.
Lamar Burch
July 19, 2011
Rest In Peace Chip, I am unable to express the sorrow and emptiness I am feeling. Please God bless Chip's friends and family with some measure of comfort in this most difficult hour.
Bobby Drew LHS class of '82
July 19, 2011
I went to high school with Chip and he always had a smile on his face and only good things to say. Chip will be missed.
Mike Hilaman
July 19, 2011
Rest in Peace, brother. Your memory will remain amongst us for a long time. We will miss you.
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." Ps. 23:4
Elke Puiatti
July 19, 2011

I saw your obituary in Gainesville. I'm shocked to hear of this. You were a great friend in high school and we sure had some good times. I'm really, really saddened to hear of this news.

Dave Flynn
July 19, 2011
I went to high school with Chip and was so sadden to hear of his death. I am deeply sorry for your loss and pray that God will comfort you in these difficult days. With love and sympathy, Mary Ann (Strickland) Owens
Mary Ann Strickland Owens
July 19, 2011
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