He served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps from May 1942 to November 1945, at Tyndal Field, Fla., as an aerial gunnery instructor.
Upon his discharge from service, he continued his education and received a bachelor of science degree from the Oklahoma Baptist University. He received a masters degree in school administration from the University of Oklahoma. He taught school five years in Kansas and one year in Texas. He served 28 years as a school administrator with the Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Texas.
He was a life member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, as well as a member of the local San Angelo Retired Teachers Association and the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Angelo and faithfully served as a Baptist Deacon for fify years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Luther and Jessie Guffy; a brother, Martin Monroe Guffy; and by three sisters, Mary Harriet Guffy, Lt. Col. Nellie E. Guffy and Eloise Denninghoff.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, Marie C. Guffy of San Angelo; one daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie E. and Richard R. Bolt of San Antonio; one brother, Wayne Guffy and wife Lois of Byron; five sisters, Zay Jimeson of Udall, Kan., Ruth Lewis and husband Harold of McCune, Kan., Jennie Fischer and husband S.C. of Jet, Bernice Joseph and husband Earl of Sylmar, Calif., and Grace Wessel and husband Darrell of Cherokee; one brother-in-law, Dr. James Denninghoff of Columbia, Mo.; and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Lowell-Tims Chapel with the Rev. M.V. Summers and the Rev. Don Seigler officiating. Interment will follow in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. A memorial will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the San Angelo First Baptist Church Chapel.
The family will receive guests at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m., today.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Memorial Center Hospice or a charity of your choice. A special thank you is extended to the Baptist Memorial Center Hospice, the Angelo Heath Care, and to all our friends who have supported the family during this trying time.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com