Glen Wendell McGuire, age 78, of Beech Mountain, North Carolina passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN.

He was born on January 19, 1941 in Banner Elk, North Carolina, a son of the late Hurst McGuire and the late Addie McGuire.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; Two Brothers, Gene Mcguire, Jerry Mcguire; Daughter- In-Law, Sharon Gayle; Grandson, Gregory Gayle, Jr.

Wendell was born and raised in Beech Mountain Missionary Baptist Church in Beech Mountain, NC but of late he was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church in Mountain City, TN. He was a member of the Southern Country band for 5 years. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry work, playing the guitar, spending time with his grandchildren and his family. He enjoyed listening to Country and Gospel music.

Wendell leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 26 years, Meta McGuire of Beech Mountain, NC; Son, Michael Gayle of Augusta, GA, Son, Robert (Angie) Gayle of Monticello, GA, Son, Gregory Gayle, Sr. of Atlanta, GA, Son, Brian (Stephanie) Gayle of Gainesville, GA, Daughter, Crystal McGuire of Barnwell, SC, Daughter, Leslie Waide of Ft. Cobb, OK, Step-Son, Joe (Pam) Pou of Jackson, SC, Step-Daughter, Angela (Burt) Mitchell of Beech Island, SC, Step-Daughter, Amy (David) Pou of Aiken, SC, Brother, Reed (Margie) McGuire of Aiken, SC, 8 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchild, Fur Baby, Zoey, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services for Glen Wendell McGuire will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at Beech Mountain Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Jones and Pastor Dennis Church officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm on Monday July 15, 2019 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Interment will follow the service in Beech Mountain Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Beech Mountain Missionary Baptist Church, 186 Joe Parlier Rd. Elk Park, NC 28622, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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