We celebrate the life of Robert “Sonny” Murry Guy Jr. who entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Oct. 11, 2022. He was reunited with his parents, Robert Murry Guy and Jane Perry Guy. He is survived by his cherished wife of 46 years, Linda Madsen Guy.
Sonny loved his children, Murry Guy (Tiﬀany), Perry Guy Wright (Gabriel), Wendy Guy Hickey (Jesse), and Jonathan Guy (Anna) and his 10 grandchildren who call him “Papa.” He is, also, survived by his beloved brother, Michael Guy (Belva), sister-in-law, Wendy Holden (David), and brother-in-law, Andy Madsen, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sonny was born on Feb. 21, 1949, in Opelika, Alabama.
He graduated from Opelika High School in 1967, and then served his country in the US Army. After his military service, Sonny attended Auburn University and graduated in 1974. Upon graduation, he began a 36-year career working for the State of Alabama Department of Labor. His life’s passion was to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and disciple others. Sonny was a man who loved to pray and study the Bible.
Some of his favorite verses were:
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Gateway Family Church in Auburn, Alabama, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. The graveside service was held at Shady Grove Community Cemetery in Opelika. The Revs. Michael Allen, Mike Wright and Daniel Martin officiated the services. The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to our friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Family Church, 1221 Commerce Drive, Auburn, Alabama 36830.