Memorial service for Mr. John “Jack” Frances Maguire, age 87, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Parks City Baptist Church with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be at at 1 PM until time of service at 2 PM on Saturday at the church.
John was born on June 1, 1932 in Providence, RI to the late John Daly and Margaret Maguire. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a radio operator. He worked as a tool and dye maker for Armco Steel in Wildwood, FL. John enjoyed making things with metal and wood. He was a member of Parks City Baptist Church and VFW Post 2167 in Fayetteville. John passed away on October 14, 2019 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Barbara Jo Maguire; sons, John P. Maguire of Tampa, FL and Michael Maguire of Canterbury, CT; daughters, Margaret (Larry) Webb of Morrison, FL and Elzabeth Lavalle of Belleview, FL; step-sons, Jeffrey Blinkhorn, Robert Blinkhorn, Erving “Jimmy” (Kelly) Blinkhorn, III, and Dean (Karen) Blinkhorn all of Florida; step-daughter, Dawne (Peter) Ciambrone of Cranston, RI; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one step-son, David Blinkhorn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parks City Baptist Church Building Fund, 2809 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Frances Maguire.
I didn’t know Jack, but I do know that I had been playing he and his wife Barbara songs on Sunday Night Gospel. My condolences to his widow Barbara and his family.
To my Grandpa, I would like to say that I wish I had gotten more time with you. I will always be grateful for the things you’ve done for me, I will always remember that you were there for me when I needed you, you were encouraging, and you made me proud of myself by showing me you were proud of me. You are great, and I am glad I have good memories with you and Barbara.
Ms. Barbara, I was so very sorry to see that Mr. John had passed. These last few years have been very hard on you both. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will continue to life you up in the coming days as you grieve for your beloved.
Daddy I have never forgotten I was you’re little princess as a child nor have I ever forgotten how much of a good provider you were for our family I cherish our memories of staying in luxury at Daytona. My greatest beach memories of being on the beach was when you taught me the beauty of seeing the sunrise and sunset from our balcony. I’ve truly have always been proud of your military veteran status and the fact that you served for our country. love you and sadly miss you Liz
Dad I’m sad that you passed away. I wish we had lived closer to each other. I will miss you a lot and will remember the good times we had together. You may be gone but never forgotten. Thanks for all that you have done for me. I love you your son Michael.