Lawrence “Larry” L. McGuire (July 03, 1944 - December 31, 2022)

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Lawrence “Larry” L. McGuire
  • July 03, 1944
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  • December 31, 2022

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Larry McGuire, age 78 of The Villages Florida passed away on December 31, 2022. By his side was his loving wife Maxine McGuire, sister Kathleen McGuire, nephew Lenny & Chrissy Edwards and friends Darrell and Rose Baker.

Larry was born July 3, 1944 in Cheverly Maryland to John and Florence Dennison McGuire.

He served in the United States Army (S Sgt E-6) during the Vietnam War from August 1966 to August 1969.

Larry had a career in the casino industry starting in Las Vegas. He opened up Resorts International in Atlantic City, worked for Steve Wynn at Golden Nugget and met his wife Maxine in 1985 at Trumps Castle where he was casino manager and she was a dealer. They married in 1988 and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1990 where he owned several successful businesses with his longtime friend John Bell.

They bought a house in The Villages in 2006 and moved permanently to the Villages in 2008.

Larry is survived by his wife Maxine, sister Kathleen McGuire and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Mickey McGuire, sisters Patrica McGuire and Mildred Edwards. His fur babies Princess, Button & Bows and his childhood dog Baby.

When he retired Larry enjoyed playing golf, poker, tennis and pool. Cruising around the Villages and eating at different restaurants. He really enjoyed our monthly game night getting together with our friends in the hood.

A private family only service with honors rendered by the U.S. Army will be held @ Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL Fri., Feb. 24, 2023 12:30 PM.

In liew of flowers the family would like you to make a donation in Larry’s honor to one of the following organizations: American Heart Association, Moffit Cancer Center, or your local SPCA. Arrangement entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449. Sentiments are encouraged at


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Date & Time:
February 24, 2023 at 12:30 PM

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  1. Jeanne Apeland lit a candle:
    18 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 18, 2023 at 2:57:53 AM

  2. Jeanne Apeland says:
    18 Feb 2023
    Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family. My heart still hurts for you. I didn't know Larry, but he sounds pretty special. Cherish those beautiful memories.
    Love you.....Jeanne

  3. Jane and Larry Bowman says:
    11 Feb 2023
    To One of the Best Male Mahjongg Players

    You and Max welcomed us into the neighborhood and we were happy to know you. We will miss your warm smile, great voice, and friendly disposition. You were truly one of the good guys.

    Larry and jane Bowman

  4. Kathleen Mcguire says:
    26 Jan 2023
    I loved you. You were my baby brother, my cohort in mischief, my best playmate, friend, confident, advisor, and partner in political critiquing both parties. Some of my best memories are tied to you. I miss you. We’ll be together again one day. You may have been my younger brother, but in knowledge, sense and understanding you were the best. You had the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever known.
    I’ll say it again Larry, I miss you.
    Kathleen Mcguire ( sister )

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