Harry G. Guynn Jr., left this world to join his Heavenly Father on Sept. 18, 2016. Harry was born on Aug. 12, 1939 to Harry G. Guynn Sr., and Mary Beckwith Guynn who have predeceased him.
Harry leaves behind his loving wife, Bernice McNeill Guynn and daughters Betsy and Julie Guynn along with sister Jeanne Hatch and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He was a generous man who was kind of spirit and giving to others. He will be missed by all who have known him.
Harry was known to those that loved him as Shorty, Pop, Junior, Dad, Brother, and Uncle.
Shorty Guynn met his childhood sweetheart Bernice McNeill Guynn in 1955 and they married two years later. They raised two daughters, Elizabeth Kay “Betsy” Guynn and Julia Anna “Julie” Guynn. Shorty encouraged, taught and provided unconditional love to Bernice and his girls throughout his life.
Shorty was a loving grandfather and great grandfather to Charlie Clemons, Dana Dukes, Karlee Cason and Gracie Dukes, Tanner Thompson, Wyatt Thompson, Breanna Melton, Alyssa Cason and Brent Cason, Jr., who all affectionately called him Pop or Papa.
Shorty was retired and enjoyed his retirement. During his career he was a farmer, state employee, and finally business owner. Shorty farmed for many years on his farm in Fort White, Florida. He was with Florida Department of Corrections and left with the rank of Lieutenant. Shorty and Bernice were former owners of Fort White FRM, The Florida Welcome Station and G &S Trees. He was a great mentor and role model to many young people during his professional life.
Shorty was a mason and for many years active in the High Springs Masonic Lodge #137, where he was proud to serve as Worshipful Master.
A celebration of his life will be held at Spring Hill United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Richardson officiating, followed by the burial at High Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors at Spring Hill Methodist Church located at 23300 Old Bellamy Road, Alachua, Florida, at Traxler on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 from 10-11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund, 23300 N.W. Old Bellamy Road, Alachua, FL at Traxler 32615.
Arrangements have been placed under the direction of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Chiefland, Florida, / 352-493-0050.
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