Theodore Robert Guinn, Sr., 74, of Sanford, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born in Salt Lake City, UT, on May 21, 1948, to the late Franklin and Elva Guinn.
Left to cherish Theodore’s memory is his wife, Tracy Guinn; son, Theodore Guinn, Jr.; daughter Rebekah Bragg; four grandchildren; siblings, Frank, Jackson and Lois.
Theodore served honorably as a helicopter pilot in combat during the Vietnam war. While serving he earned the rank of Chief Warrant officer 2. His awards include National Defense Service Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal and two Overseas service Bars.
After serving his country he continued a career as a chief helicopter pilot, flight instructor and proficiency examiner for rotary aircraft.
A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 10am, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.