Funeral services for William Ray “Bill” McGuire, Jr., 77, of Centerville and formerly of Noble, Oklahoma, were Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Graveside services took place Friday, February 17, 2017, at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
William Ray “Bill” McGuire, Jr. was born on August 25, 1939 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to William, Sr. and Hazel (Robinson) McGuire. He was married to his wife, Dorene Sturmon, on March 10, 1959 and would have celebrated fifty-eight years together this March. Bill worked as a superintendent in the oil business and was an extremely dedicated and hardworking man. Although Bill spent a lot of time at work, he still always found opportunities to spend time with his two girls, and later, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some of Bill’s favorite pastimes were teaching all of the many children that entered his life how to rodeo, fish and hunt, and taking them for a ride on his tractor. Bill, himself, had participated in team roping in various rodeos, as well as fished and hunted on a regular basis. All of these activities were things that he cherished, and Bill wanted to pass that love down to the proceeding generations to enjoy, as well. He always knew each child’s fondness for a certain hobby and did his best to help that certain individual become better at that particular hobby until it eventually became “their hobby,” together—the one thing that Bill and that child would do as a team that no other child was able to do with him. Bill was the glue that connected his whole family together. He was a continuous giver to the community, especially the many youth of the area. Bill had lived in Centerville since 1987 and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church. He passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at his home.
Preceded in death by both of his parents.
Surviving family members include beloved wife, Dorene McGuire of Centerville, Texas; daughters, Pamela Darlene Aragon (Gilbert) of Noble, OK and Billi DeAnn Ison of Centerville; brother, Tony McGuire (Carol) of Branson, MO and sister, Norma Tipton of Stillwater, OK. Bill is also survived by grandchildren, TJ Aragon (Amanda), Cheyanne Arlene Madden (Aaron), Jess Anthony Marlar and William Garrett Ison and great-grandchildren Brayden Keith Madden, Boston Frank Madden, Faith Noelle Aragon and Silas Ray Aragon with one-on-the-way (Jolie Dallas Raye Marlar).
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of all arrangements. Please log onto www.waltersfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family.