Samuel Irvin Guy
The world's weary trials and troubles are past. His life's journey ended when he kept his appointed time with God on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Though he is no longer in this physical realm with us, his legacy continues.
God's Blessing to Us
Samuel Irvin Guy was the son of Mark A. Guy and Charlene C. (Saunders) Guy. He was born on July 2, 1985, in Baltimore County, Maryland. The baby brother to three surviving siblings; Mark A Guy 2nd, Tamar C. Guy & Timothy L. Guy.
A Time to Live
Samuel was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, and was raised in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was known to his family as Samuel or, as his mother pronounced it, "Sam-u-all"; to his classmates, friends of the family, and co-workers, he was known as "Sam" or "Sammy," and a few people know him as "Pugnose." In middle school, he received a medal of honor from the State of Maryland for saving a classmate's life by using the Heimlich maneuver. He continued his education by graduating from North Hagerstown High School. He obtained his black belt in Shotokan Karate and followed his grandfather's (maternal and paternal) footsteps by obtaining his welding certificate.
Samuel was a member of the First Church of God and Saints of Christ throughout his life in Hagerstown, Maryland. Though he was born into this faith, he chose to accept Christ into his life fully and was baptized at the age of 12. Samuel believed in God and his faith. He was very passionate about what he felt and believed was right and was often found encouraging others on how to stay positive and keep going. He would sometimes start singing church songs, such as 'God Is Already Here,' 'God Is Everywhere,' 'Blessed Quietness,' 'Encourage My Soul,' 'Can't Nobody Steal My Joy,' and 'Just Keep Your Feet' just to name a few. Samuel even composed a song with another church member, which can be found in Romans 15: 13, 32 (KJV) titled 'God of Hope.' He was an avid gamer from family board games to gaming stations, a lover of hugs and smiles, and always found a way to crack a joke or make someone laugh. His laughter was one of a kind. Samuel loved the Cowboys Football team, learned how to dress "sharp" in a suit from his father, Mark A. Guy, and grandfather Irvin
Saunders. His love for Cadillacs also came from his grandfather Irvin, and Samuel was known to pick a Cadillac over any other car in the lot.
Samuel was a family-oriented person, and in 2006, God blessed him with his first daughter Michaiah R. Guy (with college sweetheart Lindsay (who he called Ruh) Guest). And in September of 2016, Samuel married his love Heather (Lewis) Guy. From that blessed union, God added three additional kids to his life (step) son DaShaun Smith, (step) daughter Alissa Smith and daughter Eliannah Guy. Samuel loved the kids and his family. He thrived on hosting family functions, birthday parties, and just about any gettogether as long as the function had food, tons of laughter, and smiles. To Samuel, that was an extra joyous occasion.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Heather (Lewis) Guy, children; Michaiah Guy, Eliannah Guy, Stepchildren; DaShaun and Alissa Smith; his brothers; Mark A. Guy II and Timothy L. Guy; his sisters; Tamar C. Guy and Adopted Sister Shavawn E. Fowlkes; his grandfather; Irvin Saunders and wife, Starmaine Saunders. His nephews; Naseer M.
Jackson, Mark A. Guy III, Noah R. Guy, and Timothy L. Guy Jr. His Great
Uncle, Wilbur Guy. His Uncles; Abel J Guy, LeeRoyal Guy, and Curtine
Powell. His Aunts; Christine Guy, Cecilia Guy, and Bernice Powell. His Godmothers, Lisa Lemon and Bertha Taylor, along with a host of adopted aunts, adopted uncles, cousins, family, and friends who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Coritter Saunders, Royal Guy, and Mittie Guy.