Funeral service for Nickey Frenando McGuire, age 74, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Mr. McGuire was born August 30, 1943 in Oconee County, SC to the late Harold Thomas and Mellie McGuire. He served in the U.S. Army on two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and went on to work with the DEA and retired civilian employment with the Department of the Army. Nickey was an active member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church and was a member of the VFW Post 2167 and the Andrew Jackson Lodge F&Am #68. Nickey passed away on August 4, 2018 at St. Thomas West Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Survivors include his children, Terrie (Dean) Higginbotham of Fayetteville, TN, Lanoma Browning of Athens, AL, Steve (Carol) White of Fayetteville, TN, Michael (Theresa) McGuire of Fayetteville, TN; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Treasure McGuire (Bob) Shoemaker and Clara Turner; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Nickey was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lounell Hale (Lou) McGuire; brothers, Jack McGuire and Gearold McGuire; and a sister, Mildred McClain.
Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until 1 PM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VFW, Processing Center, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608-8958 or Saint Thomas Health Foundation, 4220 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Nickey Frenando McGuire.
Mike and Teresa I’m so sorry for your loss. Never failed to enjoy a visit with Nicky. Loved that he was good to visit Mother and Daddy when they were still with us. You’ve lost a father and friend. The community has lost a valuable member. May God help you through the coming days.
Nicky and I shared and office for 3 years this was over 25 years ago during the fall of thw Berlin Wall. We were civilians stationed in Europe together. Even though when Nicky, Lou and the kids left we never really stayed in touch othwr than the numerous phone calls we would have with his buddy Dennis. Regardless I will always remember some interesting discussion over coffee, cribbage and pinochle games. I still talk about the ‘Tuna Boat’, Nicky’s big caddy. We did talked frequently by phone but when he retired, I always asked how he was but I will regret not even saying hello. Nicky, RIP my friend.
After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, we have the memories we hold deep in our hearts. I will always remember Nickey’s loving heart and sense of duty–especially to family. Some 42 years ago we became family and no one else could have filled his shoes. I am thankful for his loving presence and influence in the lives of each family member. Nickey was truly a Godsend to each one. He had a heart bigger than Dallas and a tremendous capacity to love. I was proud to call him my brother. He is looking down on each of you now. Let the memories keep him alive in your hearts and minds and he will continue to live on. Continue to do him proud! Praying for peace and comfort for you all. Until we meet again, Nickey. Sue and Calvin Kincheloe
Nickey and Lou were real good friends to me and my family as we lived close to each other on old mulbrrry road. Nickey was a true friend.