Gene Paul (G.P.) Guinn was born in Cleburne, TX. on February 9, 1932, to Everett and Lillie Guinn. A great man, husband, father, friend, and mentor to many was called to his eternal home on January 6, 2022, at the age of 89.
A private service will be held at on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.
Gene married and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda (Wilson) Guinn on February 3, 1973, in Perryton, Tx. They have four surviving children Theresa Roberts and her husband Terry, Donna Jo Cowin and her husband Joe, Curt Guinn and his wife Kim, Steve Wilson, and his wife Teresa, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Billy M. Guinn.
Gene lived most of his life in and around the Borger area. One of his favorite areas to explore was the Spring Creek area where he attended school as a young man. He loved to give tours to the family and anyone else he could corral to go with him.
Gene graduated from Borger High School then joined the U. S. Army where he served our country proudly in Alaska and Germany. His specialty was operating and maintaining big equipment which he loved to do. He had a great mind for repairing, building, and re-designing equipment to make it more efficient.
After his stint in the service, he returned home and soon bought his first Mack truck at the age of 26. He created G.P. Guinn Tank Truck Service and operated it for 54 years before selling it to retire.
Among Gene’s friends, customers, and competitors he had a reputation of fairness and honesty. When the oilfield crashed multiple times, he survived because of his “patience and fortitude.”
(One of the many GP-isms he shared with us) When things would get rough you could hear him say “onward and upward!”
Gene loved and respected his employees and prided himself with a thorough training program and having the best in the driver’s seats, maintenance shop and in the front office. His employees were a part of his extended family.
Gene’s customers knew his expertise came from hands on experience and thorough knowledge of the areas oil fields. One of his major accomplishments was creating a mapping system to map every well Guinn Trucking serviced. This valuable tool insured his trucks got to the right location efficiently.
Gene loved many forms of travel. Besides his fleet of green, white (with a red stripe) trucks, he flew his own airplane (a Bonanza G-33), was instrument rated and traveled in his and Wanda’s 40’ motor home.
In 2004 Gene retired and sold the business but he did not stop exploring. Whether in his big SUV or the motor home, he and Wanda spent many hours and days “running the roads” checking out “hysterical sites”, county courthouses, visiting friends and family in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Gene will be remembered for his love and compassion of not only his family and friends but of his love for Borger/Hutchinson County. He was a generous man who gave freely to his community and worthy organizations.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Gene’s name to the Hutchinson County Historical Museum, 618 N. Main St, Borger, Tx. 79007.
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12 Replies to “Gene Paul (G.P.) Guinn”
Thank you for the delightful memories and many, many smiles.
Gene was such a special friend to us. The last few years we had a “friends” supper out on Friday nights. Gene was always pleasant, had a new story to tell and made each person in our 5-couple group feel like we were his best friends. We regret we didn’t get to know him sooner. We know each member of his family is grieving, but we also know you must have many wonderful memories of your time with him. We want you to know we are making a contribution in his name to Boys Ranch. Know that you are in our thoughts.
Bill and JoAn Seago
Thank you for your donation to Boys Ranch in GP’s name. He would be proud to know you honored him in that way.
(Steve Wilson -Wanda’s son)
The Family of GP Guinn
May eternal light be granted unto this kind, generous and good man. Gene had a unique ability to make everyone around him love life and assume his positive attitude. We, along with all who knew and loved him, shall miss him forevermore. Rest In Peace, my friend.
RIP, Gene. Thanks for the memories. You will be missed!
Thinking about him yesterday during the fires. All the fires he had his trucks help fight and never charging a thing. Good man, he will b missed.
He taught me a lot. Prayers for the family
Prayers, for God to provide the exact need, at this moment, and all to come. May God provide comfort and peace, for those that love him.
One of the finest men I ever met. I remember that endearing smile, never saw him without it!
GP, you were a great man, and I am honored that I was able to know and love you! See you again!
Gene, I’ll miss your warm smile, your valuable friendship, your never-ending stories, your Panhandle historical tours and your bawdy sense of humor. I hope you and Dad can get together and talk over old times. Rest in peace Gene, you’ve earned it! I love you G.P.!
Rip my friend