William “Buddy” Leaton Guinn Jr.

William “Buddy” Leaton Guinn Jr., 69, of Heavener died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Poteau. Buddy, a lifelong area resident, was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Heavener to William Leaton and Melva (Welton) Guinn. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Heavener, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era. A 1960 graduate of Heavener High School, Buddy attended business college in Oklahoma City before joining the Navy. He was a well-known and liked plumber in the area.He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Larson) Guinn; two daughters, Becky Stallings and Bridgette Rhoads of Heavener; a son, Lee Guinn of Gravette, Ark,; two sisters, Dianna Bentley of Mesquite, Texas, and Peggy Faulkner of Talihina; and five grandchildren, Dillan, Justin, Veronica and Connor Stallings and Savannah Rhoads.Donations may be made in Buddy’s memory to the First United Methodist Church food pantry.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at First United Methodist Church in Heavener, with full military rites to follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery Pavilion, Heavener.Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener, is handling arrangements.