Roy was born on September 10, 1928 in Beedeville, Arkansas, to William Riley and Alta (Collins) McGuire. Roy had lost both of his parents by the time he was six years old. After moving around with his four siblings, he was adopted by Martha Ice of Houston, Missouri. Martha provided Roy a stable home, including brothers and sisters, she even offered him the Ice surname.
Roy was a 1947 graduate of Cabool High School. It was on the school bus that Roy met the love of his life, Norma Fern Grogan. Roy and Norma Fern were married October 17, 1949 in Texas County. The couple had two children: Andy and Larry. The family moved around, living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; southern Missouri; and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1965, they settled in Spring Hill, Kansas, at the encouragement of their special friends Kenneth and Bonnie Meyers.
Roy worked at General Motors until 1982 when he retired after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed going “down home” to the Grogan farm to hunt, see wildlife and visit with his siblings and in-laws including Eva Fay and Red Booker.
Roy was a multi-talented artist. He enjoyed writing and singing classic country and bluegrass music, was an oil painting and sketching expert and a wonderful family man. He was a true inspiration to all.
Roy was preceded in death by his wife; parents; adopted mother; sisters Hazel and Maxine; and brothers Robert, Henry and Harlan.
He is survived by son Andy McGuire (Kathy) of Biddeford, Maine; son Larry McGuire (Debbie) of Spring Hill, Kansas; grandson Chet Belcher (Amy) and their children; granddaughter Angie Bumgarner (Kevin); granddaughter Cori McGuire (Jeff Lightfoot); granddaughter Elaine Provencher (Tim Paquette) and her children; granddaughter Bonnie McGuire and her children; granddaughter Brenda McGuire (Ryan Keller) and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice.
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