Guy Hoard

June 22, 2018

Funeral services celebrating the life of Guy H. Hoard, 73, of Davenport, will be 11am Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.  Burial with military honors will be in Davenport Memorial Park.  Visitation will be 9-11am Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 26.


Mr. Hoard passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Campus, Davenport.


            Guy Harold Hoard was born April 18, 1945 in Pensacola, FL, a son of Hollis Shepard and Nona (Morey) Hoard.  He married Daria Olmsted on December 21, 1968 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport. 


            He graduated from Davenport Central High School, Class of 1963, and played football and wrestled while attending.   He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Ambrose College, Class of 1971, and went on to work for the IRS until his retirement.


            In 1964, he joined the Marine Corps and proudly served in Vietnam from 1966-1967.  It was there that he was exposed to Agent Orange and would suffer the various effects for the remainder of his life. 


            He was a lifelong member of American Legion Post 26 and most recently had been Treasurer.  He was also a member of the VFW and VVA.


            He was a fan of the ISU Cyclones, LA Dodgers, NASCAR and enjoyed watching professional wrestling with his son.  He loved his beagles Tate, Cy, and Maggie Mae.


            Survivors include his wife Daria; son Gerald “Jerry” (partner Jeff Dalton) Hoard, Davenport; brother Gary (Kathleen) Hoard, Madrid, IA; sister Nancy (Robert) Briggs and their children Hannah, Melissa, and Sarah, Boone, IA; cousin Kay (Joel) Aaneson, Hancock, WI; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.


            His parents preceded him in death.

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