Slagle McGuffee

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James Slagle Mc-Guffee, 80, of Jena, went to meet his Savoir on Friday, August 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 27, 1938, in Aimwell, to the union of James and Ida King McGuffee.

Slagle was an avid fisherman and hunter, who would frequent his secret “honey holes” in search of white perch, he loved fish fries, singing bass and was blessed with a musically gifted family, whom he loved dearly.

He served in the Louisiana National Guard just out of high school and was part of the rotary club in Harrisonburg and a school board member of LaSalle Parish for nine years.

Slagle was a member of Temple Baptist Church, and was also a talented welder, where he built many fine BBQ pits. He worked and retired from the cementing industry, as a salesman, after 30 plus years.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 11, at Temple Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Keene and Jonathan Cameron officiating.

Interment followed at Springridge Cemetery in the Aimwell Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Henry W. McGuffee; four cousins who were near and dear to his heart, “Big” Jim McGuffee, Alice Winegeart, Herbert Alice, and Glynn McGuffee.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Willma Sorrell McGuffee; daughter, Kay McGuffee; sons, Jay and Donna McGufee, Slagle Dwayne and April McGuffee, and David Joe and Penny McGuffee; sisters, Shirley Bartmess (John Ed), and Melba Bradford; grandchildren, Doug Windham (Amanda), Katie Stutson (Michael), Alyece Tullos (Daniel), Rebekah McGuffee, Courtney Cameron (Jonathan), Maggie Marcus (Christian), Brandy Brunson (Keith), Tandy Thompson, Megan Moffett (Mike), and Savannah Hendrix (Cole); as well as 17 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Richard Bradford, Layne McGuffee, Keith Andrews, Nathan Roark, Gary Wilbanks, Joe Philips, Jimmy Teague, and Brad McGuffee.

Honorary pallbearers are Wayne McGuffee, Warren Mills, Bart McGuffee, Brent McGuffee, John Ed Bartmess, G.H Sorrell, Glen Broussard, Ted Wright, Sidney Amyx, Morris Turner, Tom Hanson, and Harold White.

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