Jackie McGuire was born in Morgan County, Kentucky on July 24, 1935. Jackie enjoyed horseback riding, whittling, watching western movies, hog roasts and family homecomings. Jackie worked proudly as an operator for Milestone Contractors, which he retired from after 35 years.
On December 20, 1956 Jackie, just 21 years old, married the love of his life, Janice Irene Campbell. Sixty-four years later, their marriage has been a testimony of God’s love for his family. Most importantly, Jackie was a devoted Christian and was honored to serve the Lord. Jackie was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church where he taught Sunday School. He was a servant for the Lord and planted seeds of faith to those around him. Jackie was well known for how important faith was to him. He had the ability to speak the word of God when annointed by the Lord and professed the importance of having faith, building a relationship with Jesus, and spending time in prayer.
Those mourning the loss of Jackie include: his wife Janice; his children Arthur (Connie), Vicky (Ronnie), and Penny (Joe) all of Madison: his brother Forest (Betty) of Broadhead, Kentucky; sisters Helen Fletcher of Dupont and Janice Turner of Franklin, Ohio; grandchildren Grant, Maranda, Justin, Jonathon, Ciara, Joseph, Jacklynn, Adam, Michaela; sixteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
In Heaven, Jackie will be reunited with his mother and father, Monnie and Green McGuire, three sisters Magdaline, Shirley, and Ella Rose, six brothers Ray, Clyde, James, Russell, Robert (Bo), and Michael, and two grandchildren Garrett and Ella Rose. The loss of losing a husband, father, brother, papaw, and friend like Jackie is immeasurable, but the joy and restoration Jackie will receive is far greater than we can ever imagine: we must rejoice and praise the Lord for the time on earth we spent with Jackie.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 18th at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Jimmy Jewell officiating. Burial was in the Vernon Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday. Memorials may be given to St. Judes or the Cedar Creek Community Church in care of the funeral home.