Jerry Ray McGuffin, 83, beloved husband of the late Sharon A. McGuffin of Greenville, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023.
Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late Willie and Pauline Bynum McGuffin.
A graduate of Paris High School, Jerry went on to join the United States Marine Corps showcasing his determination and commitment to serve his country. It was after his military service that he met the love of his life. Jerry and Sharon shared a remarkable journey, celebrating 58 years of marriage and creating a loving and supportive home for their children and grandchildren.
Jerry was known for his passion for Clemson football, eagerly cheering on his favorite team during every game. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hitting the golf course and casting his fishing line into calm waters. He had a natural ability to fix anything and was always found tinkering with various gadgets and devices displaying his remarkable skill as a handyman.
Above all, Jerry valued his family. He relished in family gatherings where his warm presence and infectious laughter brightened every occasion. His immense love and dedication to his children, Lynn Haskins (Pete), Paige McGuffin, and Christopher McGuffin, were evident in every aspect of his life. Jerry’s cherished grandchildren, Benjamin Haskins, Jessica Milligan, and Merdith McGuffin held a special place in his heart.
Jerry will also be deeply missed by his sister, Louise Grant (Jim), and brother, James McGuffin (Deborah), and his great-aunt, Edna Chastain, as well as his extended family and friends whom he touched throughout his life.
Though we mourn the loss of Jerry Ray McGuffin, let us celebrate the rich life he lived, the love he shared, and the countless memories he leaves behind. Jerry’s warm spirit, unwavering love, and zest for life will forever be etched in our hearts, reminding us to embrace each day with joy and cherish our loved ones.
The family will hold a graveside service for him at a later date.
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