MICHAEL GORDON GUERRA
January 2, 1948 ˜ September 18, 2021
Mike Guerra went to be with the Lord Sept. 18 in Texarkana, TX. He was born to Johnnie and Fern Guerra of Ridgefield, WA, where he enjoyed his school years playing football. Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force, spent nine years as an airplane mechanic, and was a Vietnam-Era veteran. After serving his country, he settled in Vancouver, WA, where he married and had six wonderful children. He worked many years for the City of Vancouver, PUD, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He settled in Atlanta, TX, during his golden years, fell in love, and married Elizabeth. He also gained four bonus children and grandchildren. They worked together at Price Hardware for several years making many dear friends. After retirement, they spent their days watching Westerns with their dog, Jed, while Mike enjoyed as much ice cream, cookies, and milk as he possibly could.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Whittington Guerra, of Texarkana; his children, John Shields (Jennifer) La Center, WA, Jodi Shields of Vancouver, WA, Traci Hamilton (Roger) of Collierville, TN, Amy Wenz (Chad) of Klickitat, WA, Jason Guerra of Vancouver, WA; stepdaughters, Sharon Vaughan of Linden, TX, Sandra Long (Ron) of Richmond, TX, Tracie Warren of Texarkana, AR; and stepson, Steven Adcock of Linden, TX; 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, Heather Deery-Worrall, Jossi McCreary, cousins, Mary Hall, Joe Guerra, Rosanna Alvarado, Kelli Groppi, John Guerra, and many other loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Fern Guerra; sister, Judy Deery; daughter, Adrian Posey; and uncles, Roy Guerra, Bob Guerra, and Paul Guerra.
Celebration of Life schedule: Saturday, Oct. 2, Visitation 1 p.m., Memorial service 2 p.m., refreshments served afterward. Hanner Funeral Service, Atlanta, TX.
The family would like to extend special thanks for the wonderful care provided by staff at Wadley Regional Medical Center hospital, COVID unit, and Brookdale Assisted Living during their time of need. “It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 29, 2021.