Obituary Details

David Ray Guin

August 25, 1958 - February 1, 2016

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Friday, February 5, 2016
Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mass

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Friday, February 5, 2016
Service Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Date:
Friday, February 5, 2016
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Our beloved, David Ray Guin passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016. He was born August 25, 1958,to Kenneth Ray Guin and Jean Dancer Guin in Ruislip, England.

David was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1981. He served in the US Navy for five years as a submarine warfare officer and finished his active duty service in Charleston, SC in 1986. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserves for eighteen years. He attended the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and was the first Summa Cum Laude graduate in the school’s history. He began his professional legal career at the Raleigh law firm, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, and Rice and practiced there for three years before joining the law practice of a fellow Naval officer, Darnell A. Batton in Louisburg, NC.

David’s chosen profession was as an attorney; but his chosen vocation was to God and to his family. He gave of himself tirelessly to the many causes that were dear to his heart, especially the Right to Life and St. Thomas More Academy.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia, and his nine children; Jeffrey Xavier, Arthur Kenneth, Theresa Marie, David Andrew, Gregory Bryan, Alexander Michael and his wife Suzanne, Philip David and his wife Jessica, Lindsay Marie and her husband Brian, Alissa Marie and her husband Daniel, and his fifteen grandchildren, his parents Ray and Jean Guin, his sisters, Glenda and Pat, as well as a myriad of loving sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A public, closed casket visitation will take place on Friday, February 5th at 11 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Dr, Raleigh NC 27608. The visitation will be followed by the funeral mass at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Birthchoice at http://www.supportbirthchoice.org/donate/.
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Renee Pope
Posted on:
May 20, 2018
Patricia,
I felt led to google your name and I saw that David had died 2 years ago. I am so sorry!
You both were always so precious. I am happy to see that you have 9 children! that is awesome. I worked with you at Good Hope Hospital. I think you only had 3 at that time.
I hope that you and your family are doing well.
Sincerely,
Renee Pope
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Daniel Coleman
Posted on:
February 2, 2017
David was a good man, an excellent officer, an exceptional lawyer and a great human being. David has made his part of the world better for being part of it. I shall miss his understanding and counsel. We all miss him and our world was shaken with his untimely departure. My heart and best wishes go out to his family and friend knowing how much you have lost.
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Jennifer
Posted on:
September 26, 2016
Words cannot express the shock & disbelief that I feel right now as I am just learning of Mr. Guin's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a pleasure to work with during our adoption process. He was always talking about all of his children & I remember how my husband & I couldn't believe that he had so many. Once our son was born, we took our Levi by his office so he could see him. Again, I truly enjoyed Mr. Guin representing us during the adoption process. It made a difficult & lengthy legal process much easier. Godspeed, Mr. Guin.
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ogenchi anazia
Posted on:
March 6, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss, David Guin was was my conformation teacher three years ago. He always put on a smile on his face and he never went a day without wearing a suit. he will be missed. say strong davids guin friends and family
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Posted on:
March 6, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of David Ray Guin
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Sherrie (Ogden) Herrick
Posted on:
March 5, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of David's ar Belton High. I remember him fondly.
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Catherine Johnson Tobin
Posted on:
March 4, 2016
I am so very sad to hear this. I went to high school with David and have wonderful memories of him. My condolences to his family and my prayers for your comfort. So sorry for the loss to your family and to the world. Dave was a special man.
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Karen Ludwig
Posted on:
March 4, 2016
So sorry for your loss. I have many fond high school memories of David.
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S. Goolsby
Posted on:
February 24, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Psalm 34:18. "God is close to the broken-hearted and saves those crushed in spirit. "Make God your comfort. He heals the broken-hearted. Psalm 147:3 and provides refuge and strength in times of distress. Psalm 46:1
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kayla
Posted on:
February 16, 2016
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.
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Linda Plummer, CEO Birthchoice
Posted on:
February 8, 2016
David was a true friend of Birthchoice and will be so missed by all. He was a warrior for the moms and babies. I could tell you many stories but the one that most especially comes to mind is one just before I came on board as the director. I happened to be at the office one Saturday when Betty was out of town. I had a knock at the door and was told that we had a 16 yr. old girl who was brought to our office after refusing to have an abortion at the local clinic. Her father and grandparents had taken her there and told her that they would "kick her out," if she refused. When she did refuse they went home and gathered all her belonging and drop them at the curb of the abortion clinic. We wanted to make sure that we found a safe place for this young woman to go so that she would not end up right back at the clinic. David was our lawyer on the board of directors at the time. He came right in on a Saturday and spent many hours talking with the young woman, the staff, and social services. He was so gentle, kind, and reassuring to her and everyone. Today this woman is now the mother of a little girl and going to college on a full scholarship!

David was a longtime member of the board of Birthchoice rotating on and off with his good friend and lawyer, Tim Thelen. He also gave the "appeal" at many Benefit for Life Galas. My favorite was the "David and Goliath" appeal. You can still view it on blfgala.com.

Eternal Memory!
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Martin Baker
Posted on:
February 8, 2016
David was instrumental, perhaps key, to the adoption of our daughter in 2009. He worked tirelessly, and clearly not just as his job, to ensure justice for her and a chance for a God-honoring life. It is easy to disrespect lawyers these days, but David was special. God put him in a place where he could help children in need, using his gifts as a negotiator and advocating for those who have no voice. Jesus admonished His disciples saying "Do not hinder the children, for theirs is the Kingdom of God". David lived out his Lord's commands in this regard and I am sure he is receiving his reward right now in Heaven. Sola Deo Gloria!
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Theresa McCaffrey
Posted on:
February 6, 2016
Our love and prayers go out to the Guin family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. May perpetual light shine upon him and may he rest in peace.
Love, the McCaffrey family
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Meagan Brewer Coker
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
I had the pleasure of working at Batton & Guin for a couple of years while I was in high school. I consider it an honor to have had David as one of my first bosses. I have fond memories of my time at the law firm and of David. As I think back, I'm grateful for the kind words of encouragement that he gave me over the years. When I started my first nursing job, he told me that the hospital would be better for having me on staff. He also once told me that I would make someone a good wife one day. I am thankful I was able to pay my respects by attending his funeral service today.

Patricia and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God grant you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
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Matthew Johnson
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
I never spoke to you much at St. Joseph (now I wish I had), but I remember you were always a stable figure there. From hearing everything and seeing everyone who came to the funeral Mass today, I know that you were truly loved by all your brothers and sisters-in-Christ. You touched so many lives throughout your life, you will be truly missed. I penned a poem for you that I thought would suit the occasion today:

"You now see the fullness of God,
Having fought the fight, the battle now at end.
Touched by Christ through His Mercy and Love,
All of us will remember you, dear departed friend.

Our days were affected by you in many different ways,
Lives crisscrossing, in one way or another.
True friendship you gave, lives you did help guide,
Friend, you will be missed, by your sisters and brothers.

Rest now, dear brother-in-Christ and brother to us all,
Forever in the Arms of the Divine Maker.
In the Lord God’s bosom you now do find peace,
Jesus Christ guided your way, this is truly known.

Life’s mystery is revealed, to you, through the Divine Savior,
Victory won by the Lord Jesus, one who comforts us all.
Never fully knowing, that after all this strife,
Ends the turmoil of death, and we finally see Eternal Life."

Pray for us dear friend,
Your brother-in-Christ
Posted by:
Norbert Scanlan
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
While preparing for this weekend's Celebration of the Eucharist at the Church of St. Luke in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the main candles will be lit for David Ray Guin and his grieving family. Norbert Scanlan, sacristan.
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Hattie Alston
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
My love to his family during this time
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Hattie Alston
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of David Ray Guin
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Ed Bartholomew
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
The service this afternoon for David echoed who he was in life. I'm lucky to have known him and wish I had known him better. He defined the manner in which a professional should carry himself both in and out of the courtroom and I learned a lot from merely watching what he did in court. While the grieving will continue for a long time to come, the beauty of his life shows that who he was and what he will be remembered for will never die.
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Joe Williford
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
David was a wonderful man and lawyer. I had the privilege of working "against" him in a case. He will be missed. It was a beautiful service today. My condolences to the family. Joe Williford
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Rita Cox
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Guin family. I had the privilege of knowing and working for David at Batton & Guin for a number of years. Anyone who knew David well knew his passion for his church, his family and his work. David has left a legacy that many of us could only imagine. David's life is a shining example for all of us.
May God wrap his loving arms around the Guin family and comfort them with peace.
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Posted on:
February 5, 2016
Heavenly Father, Master of the Universe and author of all life...rain down blessings of peace, courage, and healing upon the Guin family as they step forward in faith to carry out David's mission of love, honor and respect. Peace & Blessings

Forever gratitude to David for all his devotion...sharing of his many gifts and talents for the benefit of the Birthchoice mission...for the sake of the unborn and their mothers. Only God knows how many lives and souls were saved as a result of his many years of devoted service. Lyn, Client Services Birthchoice
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Paul Abbe
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
8th grade students at St. Mark Catholic School will be gathering at 12:15 in the Adoration Chapel for the First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will offer our time in Adoration for the soul of David Guin, and for the comfort of his grieving family, and many friends -- of whom I was honored to be counted.
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Paul Abbe
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February 5, 2016
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Eileen Robertson
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
I was so glad to have seen him recently at where else but Wal-Mart. We had a long chat standing in the aisle. He was telling me all about their trip to Ireland. That's was one of the many things about him that was different. He took the time to talk and to care about people.
Between the deadlines and stress of the office, we all managed to laugh. We send the Lord thanks for having known him and we'll always remember his kindness to me and my family. May God in His loving mercy grant him eternal rest.
Ernie and Eileen Robertson
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Becky Ray Holiman
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
My absolute favorite childhood memories are with David. We all have that one cousin we adored and David was mine. He had the kindest heart of anyone I've ever known. Pat, my prayers are with you, your children and my precious Aunt Jean, Uncle Kenneth, Patsy and Glenda. Wishing I could be there with you all today but know I'm there in spirit. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and provide comfort.
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lisa macko
Posted on:
February 5, 2016
A man with a true "servants heart". A blessings to share many hours with you and Patricia in the adoration chapel. 1 COR 2: 9 What eye has not see, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love Him. You finished the race well my friend. Love and prayers to Patricia and your family and friends. Lisa Macko & Steve Zaytoun
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Coltrane Family
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
David Guin handled the adoption for two of our children. Through his generous service and advocacy for children he afforded our family the gift of life. He will forever be woven into the fabric of our family's life story. David exuded remarkable kindness, honesty, knowledge, and perseverance through our adoption journey. Every time we look into the eyes of our son and our daughter we will see a piece of him, because without him our family would not be complete. He was a wonderful man and the world is a better place because of the impact he had on it. We want to extend our love and deepest sympathies to his entire family.
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Joseph Richard Smolenski
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
Sent a gift in memory of David Ray Guin
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Frances
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
Such great pictures.He loved his family, but most of all his Blessed Savior.I can only thank God that I was given the chance to meet such a genuine man.My thoughts are with his family and also with his Franklin County family that cannot express how much we loved him and will miss him.Frances Qualls Franklin County Child Support
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Daffy Shearin
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
The friendship and love you showed our family will forever be cherished. So grateful to have known you. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Daffy & Henry Shearin
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Lawrence Tickle
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
I'll always remember there's only one "n" in his last name. He despised that.

Lawrence Tickle.
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Gena McCray
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
Great photo!
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Sandy Smith
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
I met David and Patricia at St Joseph's Catholic Church. David was certainly a servant and disciple of God. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to Patricia and all of his family. God Bless all of you. Sandy Smith
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Gena McCray
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
I was a colleague of David's in Franklin County. David was a beacon of light in the world, and he reflected that light within the legal system. David was a fantastic advocate, and his love for families and belief in redemption were clear in all that he did. God used David to be a blessing to the people of Franklin County. Because he stood at the opposing table, I know that many will not know what it meant for them to have David there, but I do. David treated people with genuine compassion clearly keeping in mind the hope of redemption. I deeply admired that about him.

David will be keenly missed, not only by those that knew him, but also by those who didn’t know him. Gena McCray
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Dan LeMarble
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
one of my first recollections of David is riding the bus to Washington DC for the March for Life. He didn't just talk about his Catholic faith but lived it out. Our family and our daughter, Rachel, will be forever grateful for the time and labor that your family put into STMA. Being on the parent teacher association we were able to see first hand how much time he invested in our students lives.
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Dan LeMarble
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of David Ray Guin
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Susan Miller
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
Thank you for sharing these pictures. It is comforting to see him enjoying life with his beautiful wife.
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Susan Miller
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of David Ray Guin
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Edie Szyperski
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
How do you thank a person who helped you in your most trying days with self-sacrificing generosity and gallant effort? David Guin was a hero for me when I needed a defender and he was a man of deep conviction and faith. I saluted the Captain whenever I saw him and I salute him today for being a great Man of God. Dear Patricia, My prayers and deepest condolences are with you and all the family during this most difficult time. You are greatly loved.
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Kathy Rubio
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of David Ray Guin
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Dan Coleman
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
As a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Parish here in Raleigh we will miss seeing David every Sunday living the life of a devout Catholic layperson and family man. I can not imagine the toll this loss will have on his family but we also know they lived their faith daily and death, our rebirth with God, His Angels and Saints is what our faith prepares us for.

So with great confidence and joy we know David is with God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Jesus' most Blessed Mother, Mary Most Holy.

Dan, Dan, II, & Belinda Coleman +
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sue anthony
Posted on:
February 4, 2016
David was the best lawyer, a true friend, add voted husband, father and grandfather, and always, always, always a passionate follower of his faith. I will miss David tremendously and always. My prayers and my best to Patricia and family as you walk through these difficult times. John 11:23. Psalms 46:1-2.
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Christi Stephenson
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
I am so shocked and so sorry to hear of the loss of David for his family, friends and for all the children he worked so hard for. I had the pleasure of working with David during my time with CPS in Franklin County and he was the best at what he did. He will be missed dearly by everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Christi Stephenson
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Kathy Jenkins
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
David was a grand man full of life, including spiritually, a family man, a leader, an advocate an asset to our community and world. His love and charity remain with us- he will be missed but not forgotten. May the Lord grant him Eternal Rest and perpetual light in His presence and peace to his family and friends.+
Sincerely,
Kathy Jenkins
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Valerie Weston
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
Praying for David's family as they grieve the loss of a wonderful man. He will be remembered fondly and missed greatly. Valerie and Ken Weston
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The many....friends who love him
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
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Saundra Tylee
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
I have not had the opportunity to see David and Patricia much since Catie graduated from STMA but I remember he always had a beautiful smile and a gentleness about him. I will surely miss the great big hug I would receive when I did see him.
His faith and love for his wife shown through and he was just a living example of Jesus among us.
He will be greatly missed. Please be assured of my prayers for you, Patricia and your entire family. Love, Saundra Tylee
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Maria Romp
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
David and his wife and small children attended early morning mass 7:00 A.M. at St. Raphael Church, a very devout catholic man.

God Bless his soul and may God give strength to his family and loved ones left behind.
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Clarissa Lutz
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
he was a great man
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Maria Romp
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of David Ray Guin
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Jean Plow
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
I was a member of St. Joseph parish before I moved to Arizona in 2014 and served on parish council with David. I think what struck me most about him was what a genuinely kind man he was. He was so devout in his faith and that showed throughout his interactions with everyone. My prayers are with his family and for the repose of his soul.
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Mollie Murphy
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
Mr. Guin was such a nice person the times I got to see him while working at McFarlane Law Office. He was always very kind and nice to talk to. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time. :heart:
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Connie Marks
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
David was a great man and will be greatly missed my many. To his family, I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and may you find peace in HIM. -Connie Marks, Child Support Agent , Franklin Co. DSS
Posted by:
Steve Sledge
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
I had the privilege of working with David all those many years ago at Womble Carlyle. He always had a smile on his face, and nothing seemed to get him down. I saw him several times over the years and it was always a huge smile, a handshake and the question "how many kids do y'all have now?" Truly a beautiful soul.

Eternal rest grant him, O Lord, and let Your countenance shine upon him for evermore. Keep his family and friends in Your loving embrace and comfort them in their time of sorrow. We ask this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
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Fran
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
I knew David in law school. He was a loving and devoted husband and father first, and then a law student. And he still graduated first in his class even though he had a wife and 4 children! He was always so kind and compassionate, and was so proud of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with Patsy and all of his children.
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Susan Moore
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
Sent a gift in memory of David Ray Guin
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Cindy Jones
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
Thank you for sharing David with our work family. He cared about every worker at our agency and also about the well being of each person he represented. He was a wonderful, kind person. David was at his best when he spoke of his wife and family. My heart goes out to each of you! I will be remembering you all in my prayers for many days to come. Love to you all, Cindy Jones, Social Worker, Franklin Co. Dept. of Social Services
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Frances
Posted on:
February 3, 2016
Sent a gift in memory of David Ray Guin
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