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John Frehlyn Maguffee, Jr.

August 2, 1932 — January 22, 2021

John Frehlyn Maguffee Jr. (Junior) 88, of West Plains, Missouri, departed this life on Friday, January 22, 2021. John died peacefully with family at his side. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather. We mourn his loss and await seeing his renewed body and mind in glory. He was a good man and faithful servant of the Lord, a long-time member of Moko Church of Christ in Moko, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frehlyn and Faye Maguffee and his sister, Shirlene Chesnut and her husband, Loyd. John is survived by His brothers Willis Ray (Bill) and Norma Maguffee, Richard Gale and Karen Maguffee of Flint, Michigan, sister, Carolyn Jo and Michael Langston of Urbana, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.

John married Joyce Arlee Spoor on June 28, 1952, and to this union were born his four children: daughters, Vicky Wilson (Doug) of Flint, Michigan, Beth Stafford (Scott) of Manchester, Connecticut, Bonnie Switzer (Jeff) of Sherwood, Arkansas, and son, John David Maguffee of West Plains, Missouri, 9 granddaughters, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.

John retired from General Motors in Flint, Michigan in 1987 and made his home in West Plains.

In remembrance of John’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Paragould Children’s home: 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, Arkansas 72450.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Salem Church of Christ in Salem, Arkansas with Doug Wilson, Scott Stafford,  and Jeff Switzer officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Salem Church of Christ. Interment will be in the Mint Springs Cemetery in Lanton, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Salem Church of Christ

, Salem, AR 72576

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Salem Church of Christ

, Salem, AR 72576

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Interment

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mint Springs Cemetery

, MO 65775

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