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Billy "Bill" Row McGuire

September 8, 1933 — September 28, 2021

Billy “Bill” Row McGuire was born on 08 September, 1933 to Floyd and Alice Blackburn McGuire, Sr. in Haskell County, Texas.  He passed on 28 September 2021 at his home in Mineral Wells, Texas.  He attended Mattson School, graduating from Weinert Rural High School in 1952. Bill lettered multiple years in several sports including football, basketball, track, softball, volleyball and baseball. 

He attended Cisco Jr. College and subsequently Sul Ross University both on combined Football and Baseball Scholarships, earning a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Sul Ross University.  Afterward he played Semi Pro baseball for the Farmington Flyers. 

Bill used his sports experience to become a football coach at Coahoma High School, becoming a head coach at Hermleigh, Alpine, Fort Davis, and Balmorhea High Schools.  He later began working for the Texas Youth Commission directing the West Texas Children’s Home in Pyote and later in Mineral Wells, Texas.  He retired from the Texas Youth Commission and began a retired career as an amateur golfer winning many championships and awards.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd McGuire Jr.; first wife and mother of his children, Lydia McGuire; and his second wife, Kay McGuire.

Survivors include his wife, Marie McGuire; daughter, Deborah Chandler; son, David McGuire and wife Allison; sister-in-law, Alta McGuire; numerous step-children, grandchildren and friends.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Bill’s name to the Texas Pythian Home, 1825 Bankhead Dr., Weatherford, Texas, 76086, phone number 817-594-4465.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, September 30, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home

302 West Hubbard Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 1, 2021

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