Rev. William Floyd O’Guin, son of the late Walter Harold and Neoma Estline (Dill) O’Guin, was born on November 11, 1941 in Lilbourn, Missouri, and passed away on September 1, 2008 at his residence south of Norwood, Missouri. He was 66 years, nine months and 21 days of age.
Floyd grew up in the bootheel area and graduated from high school in Portageville, Missouri.
He was united in marriage to Judy Brown on October 6, 1961. Four children were born to this union. They raised their children and made their home south of Norwood for over 30 years.
He was employed at Hager Hinge in St. Louis, Missouri, for 17 years and had worked for Hutchen’s Industries in Mansfield, Missouri, for over 25 years.
Floyd was an avid outdoorsman, especially when hunting and fishing. He was an avid Panthers football fan and a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoyed going to Murphy’s Barber Shop to visit with his many friends.
Floyd was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, neighbor and friend. He truly enjoyed the time he spent with his family and grandchildren. He will be missed by his loving family and those who knew him.
Floyd was a minister for nearly 30 years. He enjoyed attending church services and singings. At the time of his death he was pastoring Pleasant Hill Community Church (Spotted Hog) near Norwood.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Carrie Ann Newsom.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Judy O’Guin, of their home; one son, Paul O’Guin of Norwood; three daughters, Paula Allsman and husband Dwayne of Norwood, Patricia “Lucky” Meriwether and husband Robert and Rose Woods and fiance Ruben Gonzales all of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; one brother, Allen O’Guin of Collinsville, Illinois; four sisters, Linda Manning, Doris Simpson and Joy Bartlett, all of St. Louis, and Sue Newsom of Hayti, Missouri; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, friends, church family and neighbors.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 4, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Donald Potter and Rev. John Lutz officiating. Ray Bradley, accompanied by Teresa Bradley, sang “In The Garden,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and “How Great Thou Art.” Grandsons Kaleb O’Guin and Trenton O’Guin read two poems. Pallbearers were William Brown, Jim Brown, Chris Curtis, Kaleb O’Guin, Matthew O’Guin and Kurtis O’Guin. Honorary pallbearers were Trenton O’Guin and Ruben Gonzales. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.