Celebration of Life services for Bradley Edmon Guffey, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Pastor Ron Kelly officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
He was born the son of the late Grestal W. Guffey and Nellie Foster Guffey, on October 29, 1924 in Elizabeth, Arkansas and died August 25, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was united in marriage February 22, 1949 in Salem, Arkansas to Jacquetia Hammond.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquetia Hammond Guffey, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; two children, Robert E. Guffey and wife, Debra, Gainesville, Missouri and Michael A. Guffey and wife, Tracy, West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Justin Guffey, Blake Guffey, Taylor Guffey, and Seth Guffey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, John W. Guffey, and one grandson, Ethan Guffey.
Brad was a very successful businessman. He graduated from high school at Viola, Arkansas. He was of the Baptist faith. He worked for several years for Santa Fe Railroad as an engineer. His childhood dream was to own a car dealership. He purchased the Gainesville dealership in 1966 and then purchased the West Plains dealership in 1977. He always appreciated his friends and customers. He was a Mason and Shriner, served on the West Plains Country Club Board and the Wood and Houston Bank Board. He was a pilot and loved to fly. He loved his family and enjoyed telling anyone that would listen about his grandchildren. He loved hearing about their accomplishments.
There will be a visitation time Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Calm Cemetery Fund and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Burial will be in Mt. Calm Cemetery at a later date.