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Standford Lee "S.L." Guffey, of Rockwood, TN

October 18, 1933 — October 20, 2023

 

 

Standford Lee (S.L.) Guffey, age 90 of Rockwood passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 20, 2023. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday on Wednesday with family and friends.

He was born in Catoosa in Morgan County, TN, on October 18, 1933. He married Billie Abston of Rockwood and raised two daughters in Kingston. He retired from Y-12 in Oak Ridge. Then he and Billie traveled and enjoyed playing golf. His family was very important to him, and he loved them all.  He was an avid gardener and his friends and family benefited from his hard work. He kept in touch with his High School Classmates and helped organize many of their reunions. `The last one was the 65th in 2017.

He is preceded in death by his wife Billie, his parents and sister Lillian.

He is survived by his daughters: Debbie (Terry) Smith and Linda (Lawrence) Valdivia

Grandchildren:  Brian Cox, Anthony Valdivia, Claire, Kenric & Jordan Smith

Great grandchildren: Amber, Adam & Avery Cox, Grant, Andrew, Aubree, Olivia, & Wesley Smith.

Sister-in-law:  Brenda (Sam) Turner

Brother-in-law:  Jerry Abston

Also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews and special friends Peggy Lowe, Wayne & Vickie Melton, and Jeff & Stacie Tilley.

 

The family would like to thank Professional Case Management Nurses and personal care givers for their care and support for the last three years.

 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5-7 pm Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 7 pm with Pastor Steve McCullar officiating. Graveside services will be Friday 11 am at the Nelson Cemetery, Catoosa.

 

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Nelson Cemetery Fund for upkeep of the cemetery.  Send donations to Nelson Cemetery Fund c/o Debbie Smith, 121 Lakescene Road, Kingston, Tn 37763

 

Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of   Standford Lee (S.L.) Guffey.

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Visitation

Thursday, October 26, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Schubert Funeral Home - Wartburg

1318 Knoxville Hwy, Wartburg, TN 37887

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Schubert Funeral Home - Wartburg

1318 Knoxville Hwy, Wartburg, TN 37887

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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