Baxter McGuire

Obituary of Baxter McGuire

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Allen Baxter “Bo” McGuire went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Baxter was born in Boone, North Carolina to the late William S. McGuire and Eliza Howell McGuire Holman. Baxter was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1967 to 1969. He was a truck driver until his retirement in 2011 and was a dedicated member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Baxter was a man of few words unless he was speaking of his grandchildren who were the light of his life. Surviving are his wife, Sandi McGuire; his sons, Matthew McGuire and wife Nichole of Jefferson, NC and Lucas McGuire of Blowing Rock, NC; step-son, Dwain Henson and wife Tracy and step-daughter, Shannon H. Isaacs and husband Mackie, all of Boone, NC; brothers, Garry McGuire and wife Elaine and Bill McGuire; four grandchildren; William, Madeleine, Henry and Eleonore McGuire; five step-grandchildren, Jordan Isaacs and wife Anna, Tyler Isaacs and fiancée Alaina Gordon, Holly H. Watson and husband Caleb, Ethan Henson and Dylan Greene; four step-great grandchildren; Cohen Isaacs and Cade, Nash and Lane Watson. Baxter is also survived by brothers-in-law: Roy Hodges, A.B. Hodges and wife Glenda; sisters-in-law: Barbara McGuire, Reba Hodges, Eloise H. Cornette, Carol H. Greer and husband Ronald, Lois G. Hodges, Peggy H. Gilliam and Cathy H. Shell and husband Ed. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Baxter was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley McGuire and sister-in-law, Mary Helen McGuire. He was also preceded by several other brothers and sisters-in-law. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May, 1, 2022 at Mountain City Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. officiated by Dr. Greg Thompson, Pastor Tony Potter, and Bro. Bill McGuire. Music will be provided by Lee and Lisa Hodges and Kathy and Charles Gilliam. Taps will be played by trumpeter, Joy Pritchett. The graveside service and burial will follow the funeral from the Church-Hodges Family Cemetery in Valle Crucis, NC. Military honors will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Dwayne, Nelson, Bryan, Curtis McGuire, William Gilliam, and Aaron Baird. Honorary pallbearers are Jordan and Tyler Isaacs, Ethan Henson, Caleb Watson, Dylan Greene, Cohen Isaacs, William and Henry McGuire and Cade and Nash Watson. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Amedisys Hospice of Elizabethton, TN with deep gratitude for Joannie McQueen and Gail Miller. Special thanks are also extended to Dr. James Shine and the staff of Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital ( Friends may visit at the home 1271 Spear Branch Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at The family of Allen Baxter “Bo” McGuire has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.