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Raymond McGuire, age 69, of Mountain City, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Timbered Ridge, North Carolina on November 27, 1941 to the late Grady and Selma Dugger McGuire. In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Catherine McGuire and a brother, Bill McGuire. Raymond enjoyed watching and playing golf and woodworking. He was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and was a United States Navy Veteran.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Linda Bunton McGuire; daughter, Angie Greer of Murfreesboro, TN; sons: Danny McGuire of Mountain City, TN and Chris McGuire of Bangor, WA; sisters: Novella Tester and husband Jerry of Mountain City, TN and Betsy Gauen of Joliet, Ill; brothers: Tommy McGuire and wife Carra Lea of North Charleston, SC and Lowell McGuire and wife Gail of Newberry, FL; grandchildren: Donald ‘Josh’ Dickens of Murfreesboro, NC and Laurana McGuire of Cookeville, TN; brother-in-law, Phil Bunton of Mountain City, TN; sisters-in-law: Janie Nelson and husband Tommy of Mountain City, TN and Janice McGuire of Butler, TN; several nieces and nephews and many, many special friends.
The family received friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Mountain City Funeral Home with a memorial service following at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Ray Greene and Rev. Tim Tapp officiating.
Graveside service and inurnment with military honors was conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2011 at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery and was accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Raina Sluder and staff and Medical Center Hospice Staff for all of their kindness and care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons, P.O. Box 155, Mountain City, TN 37683; Medical Center Hospice, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the Dry Run Volunteer Fire Department, 5646 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, TN 37640.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 279 J. Bunton Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Raymond McGuire has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home of 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.