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Graveside services for William Ray "Bill" McGuire, Jr., age 77, of Centerville and formerly of Noble, Oklahoma, will be held at 1 P.M., Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Serving as pallbearers will be TJ Aragon, Jess Marlar, William Garrett Ison, Aaron Madden, Wes Dun and Kevin Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Brayden Madden, Boston Madden & Silas Ray Aragon.

William Ray "Bill" McGuire, Jr. was born on August 25, 1939 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to William, Sr. & 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 hard working 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. 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 continuous giver to the community, especially the many youth. Bill passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Surviving family members include beloved wife of, 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 Marlar).

Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas is in charge of all arrangements. Please log onto www.waltersfuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial guestbook and leave condolences for the family.
Published on February 14, 2017
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