OBITUARY: Michael Edwin McGuire


OBITUARY: Michael Edwin McGuire

Michael Edwin McGuire, of Franklin, a former assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic Development, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was 75.

Michael Edwin McGuire, of Franklin, a former assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic Development, died Friday, Oct. 3 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was 75.

A celebration of his life will be held at Williamson Memorial, in Franklin, on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Visitation with friends and family will start at 3:30 p.m., followed by the celebration of life at 5 p.m.

Mr. McGuire was born in Muncie, Ind. on Oct. 18, 1938, to the late Edwin McGuire and Leona Falls. He graduated from Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Ind. in 1956 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17 until 1958.

He met his wife of 52 years, Barbara McGuire, and they attended Ball State University. The McGuires moved to Seattle, Wash., where he graduated from the University of Washington. They returned to Muncie, then moved to East Lansing, Mich., where he earned his PhD. Mr. McGuire subsequently taught at Western Washington University, then moved to Nashville, where he joined the state. Mr, McGuire wroekd closely with the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Delta Commission, TERDA, and other agencies before he retired in 2002. He moved to Winchester, then to Franklin in 2012 to be nearer his family and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife Barbara; sons Scott (Sheila) and Matt (Michelle); grandsons, Connor and Benjamin; granddaughters, Abigail and Linnea; one sister, Rhonda Williams of Muncie, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice in Nashville, Wounded Warriors project, or any charity of choice. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615 794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com

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