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Melvin Roy McGuire, 91, Orange

Melvin Roy McGuire, 91, of Orange, passed away on April 28, 2023, at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Kevin Brown. Burial will follow at Jett Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 29, 1931, he was the son of William Albert McGuire and Viola (Peveto) McGuire. Melvin was a proud and honorable member of the United States Airforce and served his country during the Korean War. He went to work as an operator for Spencer and retired with Chevron after 30 years as a dedicated employee. In his younger years Melvin raised Red Brahman Cattle, enjoyed watching rodeos and traveling to history museums, and reunions with his military buddies who had a special place in his heart. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who left a lasting impact on many lives. Melvin loved his family deeply and will be greatly missed by so many. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Erwine McGuire; parents, William and Viola McGuire; and sisters; Irene Armstrong, Dorothy McGuire, and Evelyn Bilbo. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa McGuire of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Misty Nance and Mindy Nance; great grandchild, Presley Parra; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Misty Nance, Chad Jenkins, Tanner Jenkins, Tyler Jenkins, Trever Jenkins, Erwin McKay, and Martin Clark. Honorary pallbearers are Ted Williams, Ray Linscomb, and Chipper Nance.


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