Funeral services for Jim Guyton, 92 year old Buffalo man who passed away Thursday evening at the Billings Clinic, will be held Thursday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Rev. Doug Wasinger officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with Anchor Lodge #7 AF and AM performing the Masonic Graveside Service. The American Legion and VFW will provide graveside military honors. Donations in Mr. Guyton’s memory may be made to the Kalif Shrine Children’s Travel Fund in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
James Coy Guyton was born on March 8, 1925 in Shanks, Texas to James and Lucy Guyton. He grew up and received his education in Teague, Texas. He graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1943. In high school Jim was a standout football player and ran the 440 and 440 relay in track, where he set several records. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Yakama, Washington for a short time before being stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for three years. During his military service he also competed in the Armed Forces Olympics. After his military service he worked for a seismograph crew that brought him to Buffalo, Wyoming. It was in Buffalo that he met and married Anne Smith in September of 1946. He and Anne lived and worked in 36 states before settling in Buffalo in September of 1959 where Jim went into the ranching business. Jim was instrumental in bringing Main-anjou cattle into Wyoming and had, at one time the largest Maine-Anjou herd in the state. Jim had grand champion Maine-Anjou cattle in several states. Anne passed away in December of 2011 and Jim retired that same year and continued living in Buffalo until his death.
Jim loved to play cards and was an excellent Bridge and Cribbage player. He was also an avid golfer.
He is survived by two sons, Steve Guyton and his wife Janette and Dave Guyton all of Buffalo; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and three sisters.