Willie Arthur Guinn

Willie Arthur Guinn, age 91, of Iredell, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Funeral Services were held Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014 at Harvest Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Hico with Rev. Don Caldwell officiating. Burial was at the Mitchell Cemetery in Iredell. Arthur was born May 24, 1923, in Iredell. He was a son of the late Bill Guinn and Martha “Fannie” Jeffrey Guinn. He was raised in Iredell and graduated from Iredell High School. He served in the US Army during WWII and served in Japan. He was at war when his first son, James Arthur, was born and didn’t see him until he was 14 months old. He married Margaret Faye “Billie” Smith on June 27, 1942. They lived in Hico for a short time and then moved to Iredell where they raised their three sons, James Arthur, Danny and Chuck. Arthur made his living early on by farming and trapping. He then owned a grocery store and a drug store in downtown Iredell. He then worked and managed the Duncan Ranch near Fairy, TX for 23 years where he retired. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Margaret “Billie” Guinn, and parents Bill and Fannie Guinn. Survivors include a son James Arthur Guinn and wife Sandra of Iredell; son Danny Guinn and wife Betty of Iredell; son Chuck Guinn and Cheryl of Iredell; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren. Arthur is also survived by sister, Cynthia Parker of Hamilton. Pallbearers were Cheyne Guinn, Brandon Guinn, Josh Guinn, Wayne VanWinkle, Kent Chaffin and Laramie Phillips. Online condolences may be made at harvesthillsfuneralhome.com.
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