LeRoy “Roy” Guy (Coach) McGuffey
September 13, 1932 – March 31, 2022
Roy McGuffey, 89, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 surrounded by family at his home in Midland.
Roy was born on September 13, 1932 in Borger, Texas to Guy McGuffey and Ercil Cloud McGuffey. His family moved to Philips, Texas when he was a boy. After graduating from Phillips High School in 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy. While in San Francisco awaiting deployment, he met the love of his life, Alice Wolgamot, at a USO dance and they were married soon after. Roy served in the Korean War, stationed in Japan. Alice joined him in Japan and their daughter, Theresa, was born there. Upon returning to America, Roy and family moved to Canyon, TX where he attended West Texas State University. They welcomed their second daughter Cathy. In 1961 he graduated with a degree in education. The family settled in Midland where Roy got a job teaching Art/English and coaching at Alamo Junior High School for 16 years mentoring many students that still remember him today. They also welcomed their son Michael in 1962. He took on many extra jobs including getting his Realtor’s license. Health and fitness were a lifelong hobby for Roy and after leaving his teaching/coaching position he took a position managing Paul Thorpe Fitness Center. He then took a job as an account manager for Bill Williams Tire Center where he worked for several years before retiring with lasting friendships. He worked out regularly at a local gym well into his eighties. He enjoyed his time with friends (Andy and George) along with others at the gym. He also enjoyed painting, camping, fishing, bowling and watching Texas Longhorn football, and spending time with his family. He touched many lives and garnered much respect in all that he did
Roy is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Alice McGuffey and son, Michael McGuffey. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Theresa Crockett and Cathy Maggard, both of Midland, who took great care of him in the last few years of his life. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Corbin of Lubbock, TX. He leaves behind four grandchildren Heather Sadler of Amarillo, Keli Geraty of Euless Texas, Chelsie Blanc of Salado Texas, and Trey Crockett of Amarillo Texas, and six great grandchildren who loved him and learned much from him.
Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2022 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Midland, which helped us immensely with their caring support. We would also like to send out thanks to all his wonderful nurses at Midland Memorial Hospital during his stay.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.