John Bennett McGuirk
John Bennett McGuirk, Jr., 82, of Tallahassee, passed away on December 24, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Live Oak, Florida on January 9, 1937, to the late John Bennett and Evelyn Blackstone McGuirk. Also preceding him in death is a sister, Mary Robinson. A proud veteran of the US Air Force, he was also very active at Lakeview Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was very civic minded and was also a passionate and dedicated member of the World War II Club. He spent his career as a sportscaster for both television and radio.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Linda Jenkins McGuirk; children, Deborah Hill (fiancé, Greg VanLandingham), Catherine Soletti (Tony) and Lucinda Harris (Tim); grandchildren, Perron Hill (Carrie), Ashlyn Hodges (Chad), Cailyn Wescoat, Lauren Wescoat, Shane Soletti and Brock Soletti; great-grandchildren, Jaidyn Hodges, Harper Hodges and Madison Hill. He is also survived by a sister, Dottie Herring; and a brother-in-law, Vinton Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at
Published on December 30, 2019


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Jane Mitchell Wilson
Dec 30, 2019
Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. John, Mary and I grew up together, our parents were close friends. Later Dottie came along and we became friends also. John and Mary and their parents would come to my parents house often on a Sunday afternoon either for lunch or just an afternoon visit. I will always remember those times. John will be missed by so many people.