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Bradley Edmon Guffey
Bradley Edmon Guffey

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.



  1. Nancy (Loftis) Steele
    August 26, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    My heart dropped when I heard this news, Brad and my dad, Sonnie were such good friends as long as I can remember and my dad always called brad when it come time for a vehicle. I have memories of him and his boys that always make me smile. He and his wife always greeted me with a smile and a hug. He was such a man to look up to and I am proud that I got to know him. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for all the family. It is so hard to lose a parent, but he is with my daddy now. No more phone conversations, now they can laugh together forever and be our guardian angels.

    In loving memory of Brad,
    Nancy and boys

  2. Peggy (Rackley) Johnson
    August 26, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Debbie Guffey
    August 27, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    Debbie Guffey, Earlene and Don Raymond, Kennard and Jane Guffey, Brenda Kay and Glen Criswell, Ken Guffey and Duane and Brenda Guffey and all our families

  4. Duane and Brenda Guffey
    August 27, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    We are very sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We will be thinking of all of you tonight and through the coming days and weeks.

  5. Bud & Marie Nale
    August 27, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    We are sorry to hear about Brad. He was a wonderful man. You do have our sympathy.

    I’m glad we got to visit with him many times at West Vue. We always had a good visit.

    Our prayers are with you.

  6. Vera Alsup
    September 3, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Sorry so to hear of your loss. We will miss seeing him @ the West Vue Service on sunday. My God be with you. Bill & Vera Alsup, Members Curry st Church of Christ.