Mr. Harold Edward “Mickey” McGuire, 67 of Woodbine passed away at his residence on the morning of Monday, August 1st, 2011.
Mr. McGuire was born on July 29th, 1944 in Natick, Massachusetts. He is the son of the late Harold E. and Miriam Thayer McGuire. Mickey had a special hand with animals; from horses to dogs. After high school, he spent three years learning animal husbandry. His gentle demeanor had a soothing effect on even the most unruly animal. In 1969, Mr. McGuire enlisted in the US Army and entered OCS right out of basic training. By 1972, he was a 1st Lieutenant and had amassed numerous accommodations and awards. While in service, he met his beloved Jean. They were married July 17th, 1971 and they have shared 40 years together. After the service, Mr. McGuire took his passion for animals and trained Morgan show horses, some of which became National Champions. He trained them in both Western and English styles, working at various farms during that time in Mass., New York, Michigan and Ohio.
Later on, he sold insurance and earned a degree in business from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He began working at building supply firms, often winding up in management positions. His management skills took him to work in another field he was passionate about; boating. He worked for Boat US in Atlanta and later, West Marine. Mickey was always working his way down to retire near water. He and Jean came to Camden County and he eventually became the manager for Fred’s in Nassau Co., Fl. Mr. McGuire was a true proponent of the work ethic, often giving tirelessly of himself to get the job done. His easy laugh, giving ways and gentle hand will be sadly missed by those who knew him best.
Mr. McGuire is survived by his beloved wife, Jean Cays McGuire of Woodbine; his sister, Jill (Steve) Condel of Daytona Beach, Fl, and his brother, Robert McGuire in Fl.; his niece Alice (Al) Kinsley of Crestwood, Ky.; his dear friend, Gerald Sullivan of Louisville, Ky. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, August 6th, 2011 from 2 to 4 PM at the Kingsland First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall with Deacon Carlos Jones presiding. He will be interred in Duncan Memorial Cemetery in Crestwood, Ky. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Camden Humane Society.
July 29, 1944 – August 1, 2011