Kenneth William Guy

January 02, 1952 - July 17, 2022


Obituary For Kenneth William Guy

Kenneth William “Ken” Guy, 70, of Willow Spring NC, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Ken was born in Grand Haven, Michigan and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in his teenage years.
Ken graduated from Cortez High School as Student Body President in 1970. Ken was also a member of Boys State. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970 and retired after 24 years of service. Ken served Embassy Duty in Korea and Pakistan among multiple other duty stations throughout the world as an avionics chief. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1994.

In his retirement years he owned a successful landscaping business. In later years he earned his Bachelor Degree in Special Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and served as a special education teacher in Johnston and Harnett counties in North Carolina. He was also a volunteer Guardian ad Litem with the North Carolina Judicial System.

As a husband and dad, he enjoyed spending time with his family on fishing, beach, and many other spontaneous adventures.

Ken is preceded in death by his father, Marvin Guy; mother, Ester Retzlaff Guy; and sister, Linda Guy Maness. He is survived by his devoted wife of over 41 years, Sharon; son, Matthew; daughter, Katie Coulbourne (Steven); granddaughter, Charlie; brother, Dale; nephew, Geoff Manes; grand-niece, Rhiannon; and many extended family and friends who loved him dearly.

The Visitation will be from 5pm to 7pm Friday, July 22, 2022 at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. A Funeral service will follow at 7pm to include Military Honors. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Funeral will be streamed live and can be viewed by clicking the following links:
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Facebook - Kenneth W. Guy


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05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Funeral Service

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  • 07/22/2022

    The world will be a little less bright without Ken. Rest in peace my old friend.

  • 07/22/2022

    Condolances to Ken's family and friends. I worked with Ken from 1975 - 1978 in the Avionics shop at VMFA-531 In El Toro. I loved Ken's sense of humor and still have fond memories of our interactions.

  • 07/21/2022

    I remember Ken helping my brother cut the grass at our house growing up, His good heart did it so they could get playing faster. Thanks to Ken, my work with children needing 504 plans and IEPs were supported here in NC. The best memory of Ken....his great big heart. xo Diane Burt Muldoon

  • 07/21/2022

    I am sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We served together in VMFA-451 in the '80s. Please accept my sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Semper Fidelis, Ron "Redeye" Rives Col. USMCR Ret.

  • 07/21/2022

    I am so sorry to hear about Ken's passing. I had known him since high school. He was always an out going, and energetic individual, that always found a reason to smile. Rest well my friend.

  • 07/21/2022

    Sharon, you have my deepest sympathy. I will always remember him over at your Mother's & Father's & enjoyed our conversations. I will be praying for you in the days ahead.

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  • 07/21/2022

    Sharon, Matt and Katie, we are truly sorry for your loss. Hope it helps to know that God is holding your loved one in His arms and holding you in His heart. Your friend and neighbor, Coley and Bonnie

  • 07/20/2022

    Sharon, Matt and Katie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Ken will always be in your hearts and he loved you very much. My prayers are with you all. Lisa Adams


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    Keisha P. Alston sent America the Beautiful for Kenneth William Guy - July 19, 2022

    Katie, You are in our thoughts & prayers and we are so grateful for your Father's service to this country. Your BJHCHS Family

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