Morris McGuire, son of Matthew William McGuire and Lydia Ashby McGuire, was born April 23, 1918, and died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 86.
He was owner and operator of McGuire's Garage in Malden.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, 8th Armored Division of the 80th Tank Battalion and received the rank of Master Sergeant and received a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Nazarene Church, being the oldest charter member.
Survivors include two daughters, Jan Boyd of Arnold and Kathy Boyle of Bernie; one step-daughter, Dorothy Morgan of Dexter; one step-son, Wayne Baker of Malden; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby McGuire and Ione Seelinger.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden with Rev. Mike Davis officating.
Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.