In Memory

Jim McGuire

This is on the behalf of Jim's family: James Michael McGuire passed away at approximately 7:00AM on 1/29/2019. He was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last week. After a week in the hospital, he peacefully passed away in his sleep. We would love to encourage anyone to leave their favorite memories and/or pictures of Jim on this Facebook wall. Jim will be forever remembered, missed, and most importantly, loved.

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02/01/19 11:41 AM #1    

Mike Wenig

I am so sad to hear of Jim's passing.  Some of my best memories of high school are about playing football with Jim.  He was one of the most dependable guys on the team.  He is missed!  Sending thoughts, prayers and love to his family.

02/13/19 10:41 AM #2    

Donnie Bowerman

Everything, including and especially words, is now too late. That happens a lot with people. Too many things get in the way, time passes, and’s too late. You and I emailed back and forth for years, didn’t we, Jim? Jokes and gossip and even some real substantive chats once in a while. But I can’t do that any longer. It’s too late. I’m sorry, Jim, for failing you the last year or so. I now know why I shouldn’t have stopped writing. But, as with others in my life of which you were a part, an important part, I’m sorry for allowing time to slip away until it was too late. I can’t even ask you to forgive me. I am sorry, Jim. 

Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit Prayer)

02/16/19 10:34 PM #3    

Mike Ward

I was fortunate enough to have visited with Jim several times in the last few years. The last time was about a year ago when Dave Garrison and I went out to see Jim. He came down to the dining area with us and we drank coffee as laughter bounced off the walls.  He was always in good spirits. I always left Jim with a smile on my face. He al ways said thanks for coming. I remember seeing him carry a football for the first time on the varsity our sophomore year. That 66 team I will always feel was the greatest SW team ever. There was a ton of senior all state players who went on to have good college careers. As a sophomore, Jim was one of the best players on that team. We became good friends meeting each other trying out for basketball that same season. Maybe 38 years after SW we were fortunate to meet up again. Over lunch on day at Hayes' hamburgers, Jim told me about finally getting off the bottle and being involved with AA. He admitted he never was an angel, but during his life he became a guy we could all admire and respect with dignity. Jim's in heaven now lined up in the wing t!      

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