Sammy Ray McGuire, Sr., age 82, of Elkhart, Kansas died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Morton County Senior Living Community, Elkhart, Kansas. He was born December 21, 1934 in Chillicothe, Texas the son of Nolan Rector McGuire and Effie Marie (Richmond) McGuire.
Sammy grew up and attended school in Texas. He served in the National Guard for four years. Sammy served as the Director of Public Works in Breckenridge, Texas for 33 years. Sammy and his family moved to Elkhart in 1988. While living in Elkhart, Sammy worked for Nusser Oil Company; after 18 years he retired. Sammy was a hard worker and enjoyed visiting with people.
On November 20, 1954, Sammy married Dorothy (Dot) Ann Gardner in Clovis, New Mexico. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2005.
Survivors include two sons; Ray McGuire and wife Patricia of Elkhart, Kansas and Stewart (Randy) McGuire of Roswell, New Mexico, one brother; GF McGuire and wife Mary of Dennison, Texas, Grandchildren; Alicia, Michael, Amber and numerous other Grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; Tyler and Dorothy.
Sammy is also preceded in death by his parents and one sister; Joyce Thomas.
Funeral service will be held Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elkhart Cemetery, Elkhart, Kansas with Pastor Ed Richards officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home, Elkhart, Kansas. Family requests memorials be given to the Sam McGuire Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. 854, Elkhart, Kansas 67950