John Wesley “Wes” Guy

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, our Dad, grandpa, brother and friend, John Wesley “Wes” Guy, 86, of the Poga Community in Butler, Tenn., took Jesus’s hand to be reunited with his parents, Reverend Troy and Margie Mann Guy; his beautiful and faithful wife of 58 years, Bulah Willis Guy; his special and beautiful daughter, Cathy “Cat” Guy; his brother, Warren Guy; his sisters, Loy Guy Clawson and Betty Greene; and his brother-in-law, Ira Trivette.
Wes was born the oldest of eight children and raised in the beautiful mountains of Poga, where on any given day, you could find him on the banks of the Elk River, catching fish and spinning “jack tales.” Wes worked primarily as a farmer and enjoyed farming until his health prevented it, but he had also worked as a carpenter, was involved in the construction of the Watauga Dam project, was a mechanic, but above all he was a loving and devoted husband, dad, grandpa, brother, friend and neighbor.
Wes was musically inclined from an early age and loved playing all instruments and was extraordinarily talented. He and his wife, Willis, had sang and played in churches surrounding their home and until her passing, he sang to his beloved daughter, “Cat,” the Wildwood Flower. He loved talking to his buddies on the C.B., where he was known as “Double Eagle,” a name given to him by his son, Jimmy.
Wes attended many churches, but his home church was Flat Springs Baptist Church. He was raised as a very religious man and was praising God and singing hymns up until his passing. He was a friend and blessing to everyone he knew.
Those left to remember and cherish Wes’s many memories are his loving and devoted daughter, Patricia Guy, of the home; his faithful sons, David Guy and wife Lori, of Watauga, Jimmy Guy and wife Loretta, who he loved like a daughter and was his primary caregiver, Jack Guy and wife Sam, who was also very special to Wes and a caregiver to him, all of Butler, and Dennis Guy and fiancée, Becky Potter, of Hampton; his grandchildren, Scotty Guy, Stephanie Guy-Henderson and husband Adam, Shane Guy and wife Gaby, Nathan Guy, Justin Guy and wife Michelle, B.J. Guy and fiancée Ambriel, Jessica Guy Crumley and husband Cory, Jill Guy and fiancé, Evan Plummer, Austin Guy, Maggie Guy Buckles and husband Zack, Dean Guy, Josh Guy and wife April and Tosha Hatley and husband Joe, Jeannine Stamey, April Presnell and husband Clayton, and Jacob Guy; 17 great-grandchildren; his brother, Ricky Guy and wife Susan, of Marion, N.C.; and his sisters, Blanche Trivette, of Sugar Grove, N.C., Judy Hartley and husband Dennis and Shirley Lambert and husband Fred, all of Butler. Many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends also survive, as well as his special pets, “Rowdy and Lilly.”
A service to honor and celebrate the life of John Wesley “Wes” Guy will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 23, at the Flat Springs Baptist Church in Elk Park, N.C., with Rev. Howard Estep and Pastor Joe Browning officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, December 22, at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Mr. Dean Estep, minister, officiating. Special music will be provided by his daughter-in-law, April Guy. Friends may also call at the residence at any time. The graveside service will follow in the Flat Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Guy, Jimmy Guy, Jack Guy, Dennis Guy, Justin Guy and Josh Guy. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Guy, B.J. Guy, Nathan Guy, Shane Guy, Jack Austin Guy and Dean Guy. A special thank you to his caregivers, Loretta and Samantha, for the love and care given to Wes during his illness. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mr. Guy and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information and Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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