Guilford Mitchell Cargal

November 12, 1927April 22, 2019

Guilford Mitchell Cargal, passed away April 22nd, 2019 at Hospice Home. He was born in High Point on November 12th, 1927 to AJ and Nora Cargal.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Bell Cargal; brother James; sisters Doris Addeo and Joyce Nackley; grandson Brandon Chase Cargal; and son-in-law Robert Hendley.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne Cargal; daughter Pamela Hendley; sons Steven and Alan Cargal; grandsons Chip and David Hendley, Austin (Jamie) Cargal, Dylan Cargal; great-grandchildren Morgan and Ryan. He is also survived by his brother Raymond as well as many nieces and nephews. Honorary Pallbearers are Chip and David Hendley, Austin and Dylan Cargal, David Byerly and Mike Byerly.

Guilford served in the US Navy in the Pacific at the end of World War II. He came back to High Point and always worked for Elliot Wood, first at Drexel Heritage and then as a founding officer of Woodmark Originals, finishing his career as Vice President of Manufacturing at his retirement in 1989.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Feeding Lisa’s Kids, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262; or Hope City Church, 758 Motsinger Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107.

A visitation for Guilford will take place on Thursday, April 25th from 9:30am to 11am at Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point. Funeral services will follow at 11am at Sechrest Funeral Service; pastor Scott Newton officiating. Entombment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.

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  • Archie J. Cargal, Father
  • Nora Cargal, Mother
  • Barbara Bell Cargal, Wife
  • James Cargal, Brother
  • Doris Addeo, Sister
  • Joyce Nackley, Sister
  • Brandon Chase Cargal, Grandson
  • Robert Hendley, Son-in-law
  • Suzanne Cargal, Wife
  • Pamela Hendley, Daughter
  • Steven Cargal, Son
  • Alan Cargal, Son
  • Chip Hendley, Grandson
  • David Hendley, Grandson
  • Austin Cargal, Grandson
  • Dylan Cargal (Jamie), Grandson
  • Morgan and Ryan, Great Grandchild
  • Raymond Cargal, Brother
  • Guilford is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

  • Chip Hendley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Hendley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Austin Cargal, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dylan Cargal, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Byerly, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Byerly, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Feeding Lisa's Kids
  • Hope City Church


  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2019


Guilford Mitchell Cargal

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Sandra Jones

April 23, 2019

I have known Guilford since I was a little girl. He was the best uncle a child could have. He was very caring and loving and had such a big heart. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. I know he had a huge impact on many lives. I was so blessed to have him as an uncle and will miss him along with so many others.

Dan Loggins

April 23, 2019

Mr. Cargal was a significant figure in my life. First as a landlord for my business and then as a friend. I learned a lot from him about love for family, country and caring for others. Our business was done on a handshake and we never had a misunderstanding except once. When I forgot to pay my rent. That’s when I set up autopay. - We were truly business partners. Many times he told how good God had been to him. - I will greatly miss him until I see him in heaven. I’ll bet he’ll say, “No rent due here. Everything’s already paid for.” - Thank you Cargal Family for sharing this great man with my family and his partnership in my business.