The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

January 27, 2013

George Warner “Salty” McGuire Jr.

NORMAN — George Warner “Salty” McGuire Jr. was born June 18, 1925, in Skedee to George Warner McGuire Sr. and Lenora (Ratcliff) McGuire. He passed from this life Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Norman, having reached the age of 87 years and seven months.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at First Baptist Church in Pawnee. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home.

He earned and was awarded the Eagle Scout Badge on behalf of the National Council of Boy Scouts of America in September 1942.  Immediately upon graduating from Skedee High School in May 1943, he joined the United States Navy. He was trained at San Diego, Calif., Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, and New London, Conn., for submarine duty on the USS Raton. He served in western Australia and the South Pacific in the battle of Leyte Gulf for the liberation of the Philippines.

While on leave from the Navy, he married the love of his life, Betty Jo “Jody” Perrine, on Nov. 7, 1945.  She preceded him in death on July 19, 2009.

They made their home in Pawnee until December 1998, when they moved to Norman to be closer to their sons.

While in Pawnee, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, serving at various times as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and deacon. After moving to Norman, he was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

He was employed at Colvin Wholesale Vending, First National Bank and Pawnee National Bank before working at the U.S. Post Office in Pawnee before his retirement. He took pride in raising hogs and being a cattle rancher. He coached little league baseball, was a member of Lion’s Club and served on various chamber of commerce committees, including one year as president. He loved his hometown and always told people he was from Pawnee, even after his move to Norman.

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