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Marvin Jonah “Joe” McGuire, Jr., 57


Marvin Jonah “Joe” McGuire, Jr., 57, of Danese, formerly of Barberton, Ohio, received his extra-large angel wings and is smiling broadly as he always did on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

Born November 20 1965, at Barberton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Marvin and Betty (Matheny) McGuire, Sr.

Joe lived in Ohio for 39 years until his parents’ passing. He then moved to West Virginia to spend his last 19 years with his bonus family. Joe loved his Bluegrass friends and spent many times singing and playing his harmonica with them. He was a member of the Springdale Church of Christ and love to attend church.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his WV mom, Aunt Julie McGuire; his brother, Jimmy Lee, who he mentioned often; and one half-sister Brenda Sirley.

Those left to carry on his memory are his WV dad Uncle Emery McGuire of Danese; sisters (cousins) Phyllis Bush of Springdale and Patty (Wayne) Lester of Layland; brothers (cousins) Melvin McGuire of Florida and Alan (Angie) McGuire of Danese; one half-brother Ernest Jessmer; one half-sister Janet Cadle; two aunts Erma Williams of Ohio; and numerous cousins and Bluegrass friends that loved him.

Joe had two special girlfriends Mandy and Jennifer, with Hospice, who visited him during his last days and brought so much love for him. He loved to see them come.

Friends may call from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Smathers Funeral Chapel.

Joe will be laid to rest beside his parents in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.

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