Jerry Wayne McGuire

August 12, 2021

Jerry Wayne McGuire, of Greenfield, Missouri, departed this life and entered his forever home in heaven on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

He was born November 22, 1940 to Clyde and Juanita (Blevins) McGuire in Lockwood, Missouri. After graduating from Greenfield High School, he served in the Army for four years. He worked for Genesco, Inc. over 25 years, managing several stores across the country. He traveled extensively and lived in New York, California, and Tennessee. Jerry then returned to his treasured homeland in Greenfield where he was a cattle rancher for almost 30 years. That’s where he met and married his beloved wife, Claudia, on November 12, 1994.

Jerry has been an incredible, loving, kind husband, stepdad, papa, brother, uncle and son. But he would tell you his most important title is Jesus follower. He has been a godly man of integrity and a great example of the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. He lived these attributes every day and was a tremendous blessing to his family and friends.

Jerry served as Deacon at Mount Olive Church – a church that his grandmother helped build in 1910. He cherished his church and loved serving there. Along with his wife, Jerry also loved to minister to people in nursing homes where he would sing and share the Gospel. He had a servant’s heart and loved to serve his community in many other ways.

Jerry has a wonderful sense of humor and was making funny comments until his last days on earth. He also loved to sing and would sing throughout the day. He especially enjoyed singing hymns and singing to his bride. Now he is singing in heaven to his Heavenly Father!

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Claudia McGuire; sister, Carol Saavedra; brother, Rick McGuire; stepchildren: Darin an& Marcela Allen, Lori and Gary Carter, and Fran Allen; grandchildren: Sebastian Allen, Samuel and Mariah Carter, Joseph and Hannah Taylor; nieces Nicole Boucher, Tara Cope, Kasey Oltman; and many cousins, great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Juanita McGuire; nieces Jennifer Bowles and Heather McGuire; great-niece Baylor Bowles.

Funeral service was held Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to Mount Olive Church, c/o Patricia Kreissler, treasurer, 88 E. Dade 54, Greenfield, MO 65661.