Joe Allen McGuire 69, of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away on Thursday March 13th after a brief but terminal illness.

Joe was born November 21, 1944 to Fred and Gladys McGuire. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.

He will be forever missed by his sons Jeff (Lori) of Kernersville, NC and David (Sherry) of Clemmons, NC, 2 grandsons Matt and Jacob, his sister and best friend Jeanette (Dale) Church of Kernersville, NC, brothers Bill (Francis) McGuire of Kernersville, NC, and Charles (Lorraine) McGuire of Taylorsville, NC and a loving host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Bob McGuire and his wife Pearl Ann Parlier McGuire preceded him in death.

Funeral Services for Joe Allen McGuire will be conducted Saturday afternoon, March 15, 2014, at 1:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:00 until 1:00 o'clock. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by VFW Post 4286, will follow at Cook Cemetery in Beech Mountain, NC.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 12:00 until 1:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to the Palliative Care Unit and 8th Floor Pulmonary for their exceptional care for the entire family during this difficult time.

Online condolences may be sent to the McGuire family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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