Kelly Charles McGuire, passed peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the age of 65 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Kelly was born in Enid, OK on August 30, 1952 and was raised in Garber, OK. Kelly was a proud Alum of the University of Oklahoma, class of 1975, with a degree in Political Science.
Kelly was a district manager for Zales Jewelry for 15 years followed by his career in insurance and financial advising with West Texas Insurance Exchange for the last 22 years of his life.
He taught youth Sunday school at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, involved in the Emmaus community, and enjoyed coaching and playing for the SLUMC men’s softball team. Kelly was the Sargent of Arms for Odessa Rotary Club with accolades for being “Rotarian of the Year” in 2017. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his fellow Rotarians. He actively served the community including tutoring and golf lessons for disadvantaged children, raising funds for the Salvation Army and Boys and Girls Club, and posting flags on national holidays.
Kelly coached his daughters in softball throughout their childhood, and would go on to coach their West Texas Champion team. He was a proud “dance dad” for the OHS Showgirls, often providing dinner for the dance team before Friday night football games. His joy was rooted in raising his children and spending time watching his grandson Bryson play sports, excel in school, and praise God. He was a loved and proud father who will be remembered for his stability, integrity, and sense of humor.
His other loves were yardwork, playing golf, watching the New York Yankees, and attending and watching all OU sporting events.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Ada Sue Good, and father, Charles William McGuire.
Kelly is survived by his wife of 31 years, Polly McGuire; son, Matthew McGuire son of Donna McFarland, his wife Kortny & their son Bryson of Piedmont, OK; daughters, Mallory Stewart and husband Jake of Norman, OK., Hillary McGuire of Dallas, TX., Molly McGuire of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and newest member of the family Gus the Goldendoodle; sisters, Linda Kuehnl and husband , Charles of Oklahoma City, OK., Sally Rousey and husband , Brent of Enid, OK., Niece, Kaley and Nephews, Mac, Charlie and Chase and four great nieces and nephews. Also, survived by numerous in-laws, who all loved their Uncle Greasy.
Special acknowledgement to sister- in-law Ellen Sandoval, and co-worker Terry Haltom.
Special thanks to Dr. Kurra and staff and Dr. Kandelwal and staff at West Texas Oncology Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kelly’s memory to The Bridge Church or Woodson Boys & Girls Club.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
A Celebration of life will be held on March 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at The Bridge Church (3901 E. Yukon).
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Kelly was one of those people I loved seeing. He always had a kind word for me. When he sold us our life insurance years ago, I was his lowest premium ever, and he was so proud.
He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his beautiful family. 💙
Yolanda RankinOdessa, TX
Sincere sympathy, Polly, to you and your family!
Jo HulettOdessa, TX
Peace be with you and the family during this time of loss. May your grief be relaced with good memories and the loss be filled with love and care from the many friends and loved ones is your life.
Paul ThompsonDallas, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole McGuire Family.
So sorry for your loss ! Live across the street , will miss seeing him sitting on front porch !
vikkie smithOdessa, TX
We were so sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. Kelly grew up across the street from us. We loved him and the whole family.
Frankie and Joyce SebranekGarber, OK
So sorry for your family's loss. Kelly was quite the character! I just spoke with a couple of weeks ago and we were laughing about him & my Mom (Nelda). He will be greatly missed by all. You are all in my thoughts & payers.....
Leonya GoolsbyYukon, OK
My heart is sad to hear of Kelly's passing. We worked insurance for many years and attended St. Luke's together. He will be greatly missed. May the Lord of Comfort and Peace be with the family at this time.
Ernest C. LynchOdessa, TX
Polly we’re so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. May God Bless and comfort you all. Jerri & Tommy, Jennifer, Tommy & Tyler Melton
Tommy and Jerri MeltonOdessa, TX
I only meet you for a short time two weeks ago, you were a very kind man and I am so happy to have met you and your wife. My thoughts are with your family.
Brandi Schultz TofaniMoore, OK
Kelly was a high school classmate and through Facebook we caught up on old times and bragged about our children and grandchildren. We never missed the opportunity to brag for our favorite team. Kelly was a big Sooner fan, and I a loyal and true Oklahoma State fan. I know Kelly will have 50 yard line seats and be rooting the Sooners on to victories. Kelly, you will be missed.
Teresa TaylorEnid, OK
Kelly, you will be missed.
Helen GrayOdessa, TX
Kelly was like an older brother to Scott and I. Part of our family in Garber! He will be greatly missed.
Susie McEachernStillwater, OK