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John Earnest Guice 1937-2020

John Earnest Guice, 83, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6.

The family received friends at a visitation Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Faith Baptist Church, Wichita Falls with Rev. Bill Skaggs officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro under the directions of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

The youngest son of the late Dove Lena Brown and John OIlan Guice, John was born on March 2, 1937 in Archer County. On April 11, 1963, John was united in marriage to Sherry Jo Hatfield in Jacksboro. Together John and Sherry raised two children: Jeff and Tracie. Much of John’s life revolved around his relationships with his children, grandchildren, and siblings.

John will be remembered as coach and principal at Midway ISD in Clay County. During his 44 years at Midway, his teams won multiple championships, and he touched the lives of many players and students. He was a Christian who served his Heavenly Father through Joy Baptist Church in Joy, First Baptist Church in Baird and Faith Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.

John was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Kenneth Guice, Frances Butler and Olan Guice.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sherry, son, Jeff and wife, Kelly Guice; daughter, Tracie and husband Jim T. Cain; grandchildren Taylor and wife Madeleine Cain, Haley and husband Laine Melikian, Jay and wife Rachel Cain, Kayla Guice, Tessa Guice and Allie Guice; great granddaughter Emery Jo Melikian, and siblings Don Guice and Mary Fish.

Memorials may be made to the Midway Booster Club, 12141 SH 148, Henrietta, TX, 76365, or to a local church of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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