Gerald Walter Guynn "Buddy" passed away peacefully at the Lake City VA Hospital on July 14, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Born on January 6, 1942, in High Springs, Buddy lived a life dedicated to service and hard work.
Buddys was the co-owner and operator of Kountry Boys Tire. His tireless work ethic combined with his warm personality endeared him to the community he served. After the tire shop, he embarked on a new venture with the Department of Corrections where he worked for many years. Gentle, kind, and sweet-natured, Buddy's possessed a genuine love for people and always sought to bring joy into the lives of others.
During his free time, Buddy enjoyed anything outdoors. Whether it was hunting, fishing, or mowing the grass he found solace and peace in the beauty of nature. Buddy also proudly served in the US Navy. His military service further exemplified his selflessness and commitment to protecting others. Buddy's greatest joy was his grandchildren. "Papa Buddy" took pride in his grandchildren and enjoyed being a part of their lives.
In addition to his loving wife Donnie Guynn of 56 years, Buddy leaves behind a daughter, Connie (Riley) Rhoden of Macclenny, and three adoring grandchildren, Makenzie, Abbie, and Riley Rhoden. He also leaves behind his siblings Donald (Bonnie) Guynn and Patsy Booth both of Ft. White. He is preceded in death by his parents Luther and Lenora Guynn and his brother Bryant Guynn.
To honor Buddy's life, a service will be held on July 18, 2023, at Sardis Baptist Church in Worthington Springs. The visitation will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM. Following the funeral service, he will be laid to rest at Elzey Chapel Cemetery.