Mr. John L. “Buddy” Guy, 75, of Adel, Georgia, passed away on July 6, 2022 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. He was born on August 13, 1946 in Tifton, Georgia and was the son of John Thomas “Monk” Guy and Helen Henry Wiggins. Mr. Guy lived in Irwin County before moving to Cook County 45 years ago. He worked for the City of Adel for many years and retired as a supervisor for the Water and Sewer Department for the City of Sparks. Mr. Guy was a member of Greggs Baptist Church.
Mr. Guy is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mae Reed Guy of Adel; a son, Jason Guy of Fitzgerald, Georgia; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Larry Holland of Jacksonville, Florida; two step-sons and a daughter-in-law: Tony Giddens, and Keith and Pat Giddens, all of Adel; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Sammy and Janice Guy of Fitzgerald. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Janie Guy Sheffield.
The funeral services for Mr. Guy were held at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 8, 2022 in the chapel of Boone Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Gay and Rev. Johnny Hendley officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Allen Guy, Josh Guy, Brian Giddens, Lee Giddens, Clay Giddens, Justin Hart and Marshall Strickland served as active pallbearers and Wayne Bridges and the men of Greggs Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Special selections played at the service included “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Amazing Grace” and “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com. Boone Funeral Home has been entrusted with all arrangements.