William Jerry Guinn, 84, of Knox City, passed away on Nov. 20, 2020. A graveside service was held Nov. 23, 2020 at Knox City Cemetery with Don Hawkins officiating. Services were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.
Jerry was born to Louis C. Guinn and Bessie (Shaw) on June 18, 1936 at home in Munday, where he attended Munday Schools. He began working with his dad on weekends and summers at the age of 12 at the family owned store Guinn’s Tin & Plumbing. It was there he began learning the skills that would carry him throughout his life.
He met the love of his life Peggy Ruth Stephens and they married on Nov. 20, 1954. Jerry and Peggy lived in Knox City while he worked with his brother in the plumbing and air conditioning business. Eventually Jerry operated his own successful business Jerry’s Plumbing, that stayed in operation almost 40 years. He became very accomplished in plumbing, electrical work and air conditioning repair. Through the years of being in business Jerry was blessed by several very dedicated employees that we as a family attribute much of his success to.
Jerry didn’t pursue many hobbies but had several passions in his life. Those included a few dogs that are always considered faithful true companions. He loved his trips to the pasture where he used his siren to call up his cattle and horses. If you needed him in the afternoons after work you could most often find him around the water hole or making a round to check the cows. He and Peggy also spent a lot of time at Lake Kemp where they purchased cabins to escape to on the weekends.
Jerry’s world was rocked on Valentine’s Day 2005 when he lost his soulmate Peggy, but he was happily reunited with her on what would have been their 65th wedding anniversary, where she welcomed him home.
He is survived by his two daughters Jan Eaton and husband Jerry of Knox City, Sheryll Reed and husband Mel of Snyder; grandchildren Jason Zeissel and wife Brooke of Seymour, Crystal Zeissel and Chris Mendoza of Munday, Brady Reed and wife Ashley of South Haven, KS, Wendy Halmon and husband Jeffrey of Snyder; 12 great grandchildren; siblings Al Guinn of Wichita Falls and Patsy Todd and husband Lamar of Canon City, CO.
He is preceded in death by his parents Bessie and Louis Guinn; son Bobby Dell Guinn; siblings LC Guinn, Jr., Wilkie Guinn, Donie Loffler, Mary Dale Newkirk, Shirley Yandell and Virginia Bess Jackson.
Jerry will be missed here on earth, but his family is thankful and blessed by the legacy he began and will leave.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.