James Brackett McGuire, 75, of Narrows, departed this life Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home in the loving care of his family and hospice. Born in Pembroke on May 7, 1942, he was a son of the late John and Rebecca Cox McGuire. He was a member of The Church of God, and was retired from RAAP with thirty-five years service. He was making his home with his daughter in Narrows while he dealt with various health issues. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Mary Evans McGuire, and his son James Glenwood McGuire.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Donna Shultz McGuire; his children Ellen Palmer Harris and her husband Edward Harris of Narrows; his sons Jimmy McGuire of Narrows and Dan McGuire and his wife Sabrina of Narrows; his sister Pat Watkins and her friend Jack Thomas of Pembroke; his brothers Albert McGuire and his wife Barbara Helen of Peterstown, WV, Sherwood McGuire and his wife Rose of Pearisburg; twenty grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one special grandson “Peaches” or The Boss; a special friend of the family for thirty years Vada Dowel, who helped take care of him the last few months.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow Street, Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for two hours before the service. The family would like to thank Medi Home Health Hospice in Pulaski for all their help. Online condolences maybe sent by visiting kendall funeral home.com.