Jeffrey Brian McGuire

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Jeffrey "Jeff" Brian McGuire, 42, of Arden, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of Carolyn McCall McGuire of Arden and of the late Gerald Lee McGuire who died in 2010. He worked for Empire Distributors for 16 years and was an avid outdoorsman, with a passion for fishing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Emilie McGuire and Mallory McGuire, both of Waynesville; his partner, Sandi Hardie of Arden; two step-daughters, Tori Doan of Arden and Kara Wayman of Waynesville; three sisters, Cindy Lindsey, Wendy Kilpatrick and Kim McGuire, all of Arden; one niece, Stephanie Kilpatrick; one nephew, Justin Lindsey, as well as several other extended family members. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Avery's Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider a memorial contribution in Jeff's memory to a charity of one's own choice.

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  1. To the McGuire family,

    Jessie and I would like to let all of you know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort all of you.

    Tommy and Jessie Koontz

  2. Kim and family, i am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was always a great dad to his girls…. and yes, he did love to fish! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  4. I was saddened and shocked to learn of Jeff’s passing on Sunday. All the family is in my prayers and I’ve asked my church family to pray as well. Love you all! Bobbie Jean

  5. We will never forget our cheerleading days with Mr Mom (Jeff). He was a wonderful dad who loved his girls. He knew what it meant to be a father. We are just heartbroken for the girls, Kim and sweet Nana. Prayers for the coming days for you all.
    Lisa and Taylor Hall

  6. Carolyn and Girls, I’m so sad and shocked by Jeff’s passing. I think of him as my baby brother and am going to miss him so much. Fishing just ain’t never going to be the same. My thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll. Love You All

  7. I knew jeff more when i was a younger boy he was friends with my step father steve cook. jeff was a great friend and loved to go fishing.i am very sorry for the family and friends. i will pray for u all.

  8. One of my first friends, way too early and such a great man. God bless family and friends. Miss you too much, love you Jeff

  9. So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I remember Jeff fondly from Valley Springs then Estes Elementary and so on through high school. My prayer is that God’s love and mercy embrace and heal Jeff’s family.

  10. So sad to hear of Jeff’s passing. Praying that God will be with Sandi, his girls and family during these difficult times. Way too young but now heaven has another angel. Much love to you all.

  11. please accept my condolences. I have each of you in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Calvin and Linda Ruth

  12. To Jeff’s Family and Friends,

    My heart aches for your/our loss of this special, special man. RIP Jeff….until we meet again.

  13. I am sorry to hear about Jeff. I worked with him during his time at Empire. Everyone in this area that knew Jeff were very saddened to hear about him passing. He was admired by everyone especially me. May God bless all his family during this diffuclt time.

  14. I knew Jeff from delivering wine with skyland distributing where i am still employed. We would run into each other usually delivering to a store and joke about who worked for the better company. This was 12 years ago. I remember always talking about fishing with him. We joked around a lot but always got our work done. I saw him not too long ago and we always said hi to each other. I was very sad to hear of his passing. I lost my father in August so know how you must feel. Jeff was great to be around and always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  15. Joan, Cindy, Wendy, Kim, there are not enough words to say we are so Sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing away. He will surely be missed by everyone he knew. He always was Smiling. We remember coming up when his girls were small and had great time. Sure going to MISS HIM….

  16. Jeff was such a wonderful person. His kindness touched many! I’m very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

    Don White

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