Jackie Dee Srader Guy was born June 3, 1929 in Eldorado, Oklahoma to H.F. “Jack” and Opal Goodin Srader.
She died Saturday, September 26, 2020, at the age of 91 in her home in Bedford, Texas, surrounded by loving family who sang hymns as she “slipped the surly bonds of Earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.”
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Virgil H. Guy, Jr., Bedford, Texas; two sons, Bill Guy and wife Rita of Norman, Oklahoma and Bruce Guy and wife Lori of Magnolia, Texas; a daughter, Ginger Garner and husband Mark of Bedford, Texas; a sister, Pat Shultz and husband L.D. of Fritch, Texas; grandchildren Carrie Dalton, Norman, Oklahoma, Jamin Guy and wife Rachel, Nashville, Tennessee, Ryan McDonald and wife Roxanne of Oklahoma City, Ashley Guy Douglass and husband Adam of Spring, Texas, Haley Guy Aldrich and husband Andrew of Houston, Texas, Adam Guy of Houston, Texas, Jordan Garner and fiancé Deven Young of Norman, Oklahoma, and John Mark Garner of Bedford, Texas; greatgrandchildren, Noah Elias-Guy, Owen Dalton, Addison Coberly, Camille Dalton, Sunny Morris, Noah Coberly, Jackson Guy, Avery Douglass, Jackson Douglass, Alexander Aldrich, Harper McDonald and Maddox McDonald; a sister-in-law, Kat Ferguson, Midwest City, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and their children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by grandsons, Garrett Garner and Chris Guy; a sister and brother-in-law, Tommie and Charles Ballard; and a grandson-in-law, Jeremy Dalton.
She graduated as salutatorian of the 1947 Sentinel, Oklahoma high school class and then attended Southwestern Oklahoma State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma for a year, before transferring to Oklahoma City University. She withdrew from OCU as a junior student when she began her family.
A top notch proof reader, she worked for the Daily Oklahoman and Times newspaper company in the 1950s before moving to Allen, Oklahoma in 1960, where she and her husband owned and published The Allen Advocate weekly newspaper for 23 years. She was active in the town’s civic affairs and was a diligent supporter of Allen’s public schools, especially the school band program in which her three children participated. She was an active member of the Allen First Baptist Church and a member of the town’s Order of the Eastern Star.
She committed her life to Christ in a 1959 revival at Knob Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. She served in Baptist congregations wherever she lived, teaching a women’s Sunday school class at the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas well into her 80s.
She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a supportive sister and aunt, and a proud, doting grandmother and greatgrandmother. She lived a life of service motivated by a fierce and constant love of family, church, friends and community. Though she will be greatly missed, she leaves a treasured legacy filled with warm and wonderful memories.
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28 KJV.
A memorial service of celebratory remembrance will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Hurst, Texas.