October 19, 1936 – October 8, 2021
Dewey E. Guffey, 84 of Texarkana, TX passed away on Friday, October 8, 20231 at his home. He was born on October 19, 1936 in Texarkana, Tx. Mr. Guffey was retired from Red River Army Depot a was a veteran of the US Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lonnie Guffey ; two daughters, Sherry Guffey and Janice Guffey.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, James E and Caren Guffey , Gerald and DeeDee Guffey and Ottis and Sherri Guffey all of Texarkana, TX; brother Jearld Guffey of Ashdown, AR; 5 grandchildren , 8great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2pm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at East Memorial Chapel-Moores Lane with Carl Teel officiating. Burial will be under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.
Family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday October 13, 2021 prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
October 12, 2021
Two things come to mind instantly when I think about my dear cousin, Dewey Guffey -- (1) his wonderful smile and sweet disposition, which are Guffey hallmarks, and (2) a memory from when I was probably in the 3rd grade or so in Texarkana on a warm spring or summer day in the early '50s. Mother had taken my brother, Rick, and me to see Aunt Clida and our wonderful Guffey cousins. All of us boys wound up playing baseball in that big field on the south side of the house, between the fence and the line of trees farther beyond. Dewey was at bat. I can't remember who was pitching, maybe Jerald, but Dewey hit a fly ball that seemed to soar forever and ever, way above the buzzards and hawks -- farther than I'd ever seen anyone hit a baseball, and I was in complete awe as that ball soared ever higher and farther. But I also was in awe of cousin Larry Wayne who was playing outfield and was running as hard as he could through the weeds and probably past a few snakes to catch the fly. Larry Wayne indeed caught that fly ball! Dewey laughed and applauded his brother. So did I and so did we all. But Dewey won the greatest applause. He still does and always will. He was smart as a whip and strong as an ox with a piercing grasp of human nature. He and his siblings could build anything they could imagine -- from Adirondack chairs to steel sheds and much more. And they all had hearts of pure gold. Dewey Guffey was a prime example. And, especially toward the end of his blessed life, he used his gifts and graces to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ. Dewey, my incredible and matchless cousin, I pray that you rest joyfully forever in the arms of our Lord and with all of our many loved ones. Amen. And thank you, Father, for Dewey Guffey, one of your greatest creations.
October 11, 2021
I knew him to be an honest man