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George R 'Whitey' Meguire

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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George R 'Whitey' Meguire

Dec. 3, 1933 - Sept. 12, 2012.

INGLESIDE, Texas -- George R "Whitey" Meguire, 78, of Ingleside, Texas passed away at home after a long battle with renal/heart disease on Sept. 13, 2012.

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He was born on Dec. 3, 1933, in Stratton, Nebraska, to George H. and Letha V. Meguire. He graduated from Stratton Public School May 1952. At Stratton High School, he lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. In 1952, he set the state high school pole vault record and was known as the "Mighty Midget." He spent one semester at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and then attended McCook Junior College from 1952 to 1955.

After college, he joined the U.S. Navy for four years, was an electrician on the USS boxer (CV-21) and spent the last three years on the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31). George went on the Kansas City, Missouri, to electronics school and got a first class FCC license. He went on to work for a seismograph team for Exxon in the Arabian Desert working out of the Country of Oman, while the family lived in Beruit, Lebanon, from 1967 to 1970. George and his family came back to the United States because of the Middle East War and completion of his contract. He retired from Citgo Corpus Christi Refinery after 19 years of service as an Instrument Technician and Process Control Analyst Technician.

George was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening. He settled in Ingleside, Texas, in 1970, and was baptized a Catholic on Oct. 3, 1976, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Ingleside, Texas. He volunteered his time to the church by working on the construction of the church, the church BBQ, and was blessed by Pope John Paul II for being a trainer and teacher of the Knights of the Altar for 15-plus years. His faith in God and family kept him going throughout his long struggle with kidney and heart disease.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George H. and Letha V. Meguire, his brothers, Eugene Meguire, Ervin Meguire, and Kenneth Meguire, and his sister, Marjorie Marrs (Meguire).

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Theresa A. Meguire of Ingleside, Texas; his sisters, Beverly Green (Meguire) of Denver, Colorado and Shirley Scarrow (Meguire) of Oxford, Nebraska; his daughter, Kim M. Reyna (Jesus) of Clear Lake, Texas; his son, James N. Meguire (Christina) of Rio Grande City, Texas, and grandchildren, Aurora Reyna, Matthias M. Meguire, Nicholas G. Meguire, and Phillip M Meguire.

The funeral and rosary services were Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Aransas Pass, Texas. Internment was at Prairie View Cemetery, Aransas Pass, Texas.