Guffy, Robert E. (1 Apr 1924 - 29 Nov 2015) [2475:J].
Husband of Scroggins, Sara Jeanne (Guffy) (21 Aug 1928 - 5 Jan 2016) [2467:J] [SP:K43].
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Robert E. Guffy
Birth: Apr. 1, 1924
Death: Nov. 29, 2015
North Carolina, USA
Robert E. Guffy, age 91, passed away peacefully and entered his heavenly home with his Lord on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Southern Pines, surrounded by his loving family.
Bob was born April 1, 1924, in Butler County, Ky., to James Wilbur Guffy and Lena D. Anderson Guffy.
He graduated from Bowling Green High School, served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, and later attended the University of Kentucky, where he was president of Phi Delta Theta.
He married Sara Jeanne Scroggins in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 18, 1952.
He was the founding director of Junior Achievement in Louisville and from there went on to work for the Mengel Company, which was acquired by Container Corporation of America. Bob spent a very successful and fulfilling career with CCA for 27 years.
Bob and Jeanne started their family in Louisville, with the birth of their two daughters, and raised them in Anchorage, Ky. Bob and his family lived in numerous places through the course of his career, moving first to Shelby, where he was general manager, opening the Container Corporation plant there, and on to Chicago; Cincinnati; Santa Clara, Calif.; and lastly Winnetka, Ill., where Bob retired from CCA as senior vice president.
Bob was a participant at the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies during the summer of 1969. While living in Hillsborough, Calif., Bob attended the Stanford University executive MBA program. Bob also served on numerous boards, but none dearer to his heart than as school board president of the Anchorage Public School in Anchorage, Ky., and as deacon at the Anchorage Presbyterian Church.
An avid golfer, Bob taught his bride, Jeanne, the game, and they continued to play well into their 80s. As an enthusiastic and dedicated University of Kentucky alumnus, Bob followed Wildcat basketball with unwavering devotion.
In retirement, Bob and Jeanne traveled extensively, including trips to the Seychelles, Kenya, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, with cruises in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Bob, always the family man, was never happier though, than when he was home with all his family gathered together. As a true Southern gentleman, he wonderfully recounted stories from his life with great humor, perspective and a healthy dose of wisdom. Bob was completely and totally devoted to his family throughout his 91 years and was dearly loved.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Bob leaves his two daughters, Pam and husband, Harvey Hill, of Southern Pines, and Page Woodward, of Vero Beach, Fla.; granddaughter Molly Hill and husband, Brendon Garner, of Winston-Salem; great-granddaughter Grace Garner; grandsons Seth Woodward and wife, Elizabeth, of Wheaton, Ill., and Chas Woodward, of Chicago; granddaughter Emma Woodward, of Vero Beach, Fla.; his youngest sister, Natalie Lucas, of Louisville, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother and three sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, for the genuine dedication and compassion given to Bob during his time in their care. He was loved and will be sincerely missed by all whose lives he touched.
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10–11 a.m. at Belle Meade. A celebration of life will follow at 11 a.m. in the Belle Meade Chapel.
Interment will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Macular Degeneration Research Foundation or Bellewood Home for Children, 11103 Park Road, Anchorage, KY 40223.
Pilot, The (Southern Pines, NC) - Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Sara Jeanne Scroggins Guffy (1928 - 2016)
Pinelawn Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
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