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Jeffrey Jan McGuyer of Rockwall passed into God’s loving arms on April 19, 2015.
Jeff was born Nov. 21, 1949, in Dallas to J.D. and Dorothy McGuyer. On June 14, 2001, he married Kathryn Collinsworth in Plano. After graduating from high school in Commerce, he entered East Texas State University where he was awarded a bachelor of music education degree in 1972. He taught band for the Talco/Bagota, Winnsboro and Connally school systems and then worked in sales for Prudential Insurance and the Oxford Chemical Company. Jeff went on to further his education, earning an associate’s degree from Eastfield College. This allowed him to spend the rest of his 28-year vocational career as a mechanical design engineer in the aerospace industry. He was employed by E-Systems of Garland and Greenville, later retiring as a design engineer for L-3 Communications.  
Though he had left his music career behind, he never lost his appreciation for music; it continued to enrich his life.
He was a conservative Republican actively involved in politics and would passionately discuss it with anyone who would lend an ear. His kind and gentle spirit touched everyone he knew. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.
He was a faithful member of North Cities United Pentecostal Church of Garland, which he loved. Jeff was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, always devoting his life to making their lives better.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn McGuyer of Rockwall; daughters Angela McGuyer of Stephenville, Laurie Lively and husband Steven of Stephenville, Julie Blackburn and husband Mark of Stephenville, Lisa McGuyer of Dallas, Kristan McGuyer of Forney, Sherri Puckett and husband Phil of McKinney, Susan Carrington of Bossier City, La.. Angela Keaster and husband Larry of West Monroe, La., and Lisa Halfacre and husband Eddie of Eldorado, Ark.; a son, Tommy Collinsworth Jr. and wife Rachel of Bossier City, La.; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his father, J.D. McGuyer of Commerce and brothers Monty McGuyer and wife Lisa of Commerce and Shawn McGuyer of Terlingua.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy McGuyer, and a son, Preston McGuyer.
Jeff’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all those who have attended to his care.  
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 23, at 12 noon at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen with Pastor D.G. Hargrove officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Cemetery.  
The family received friends and family during a visitation from 7 to 9 p.m., April 22, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.tjmfuneral.com and ww.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  April 23, 2015
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