Jimmy Dale McGuire Sr. passed away Sunday October 17, 2021, surrounded by his family and friends in Ann Arbor, after a hard, fought battle w/AML. Jimmy was a strong independent man, who cared deeply for his family, for his community and his relationship with the Lord. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and any time around a lake and fishing and of course Lanny’s restaurant for breakfast. He loved his Flag and what it stood for and always had an eye to the sky for Eagles.
Jimmy was born on June 23, 1961, to Vernon and Betty McGuire, in France on US Army base Bussac-Foret. He attended school in Hamilton, Ohio, leaving early to join the United States Army, stationed in Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was decorated in Marksmanship, M-16 Rifle, and received the Army Service Ribbon. Upon honorable discharge, he moved to New York and started his family, eventually moving to Michigan and settled in Sanford for the past 20yrs. He spent a majority of his career in the construction industry, retiring from Lake Painting in January 2021.
Jimmy is survived by his children, Fay (Josh) LeBarron, Robert McGuire, Jamie (Chris) VanAmerongen, Jimmy D. McGuire, Jr., and Elizabeth McGuire, as well as his step-son Chad Cooper. Grandchildren, Cammron Edawards, Kili Lebarron, Landon Lebarron, Amy VanAmerongen, and Ron VanAmerongen. His siblings, Charles (Michele) McGuire, Betty (Mark) Williams, Billy (Elizabeth) McGuire, Vernon I. McGuire and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family & friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon & Betty McGuire, and his brother Paul McGuire.
His family would like to extend a Thank you to special friends Carl Hamman & Willie Craven, Brian & Krista Yager, Christie McDonald, Larry McDonald, Angela Cole, & Darla Swales, as well as local businesses, particularly Lanny’s Restaurant, for all their love and support.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to extend sympathies are asked to consider The Midland Area Community Foundation # 1086 for Sanford Flood recovery or the Sanford American Legion.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McGuire family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.