CHARLESTON, IL – Guy H. Loucks, age 79 of Charleston, Illinois and formerly of western Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Mattoon Rehab and Health Care Center. There are no public services planned at this time. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Charleston Food Pantry or to First United Methodist Church in Mattoon and mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Guy was born May 11, 1941 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, the son of Keith and Constance (Schmidt) Loucks. He was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he attained a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Business Administration. Guy went on to own his own telecommunications consulting company. Guy’s interest in helping other young entrepreneurs was evident as he volunteered his time as a mentor with the S.C.O.R.E. program dedicated to small business development and growth.
Guy married the love of his life, Nancy Miller, on February 22, 1964 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and they have shared and experienced life together for the past 57 years. In addition to his loving and devoted wife, he is survived by two children, Samantha Ellen Loucks (Dean Hebert) of Centennial, Colorado, and Guy Humphries Loucks, Jr. of Tampa, Florida; a grandson, Carson Groff of Charleston; and a sister, Jeanne Stroetz (Edward) of Fort Myers, Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Digel.
Guy served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was a man of faith and a member of First United Methodist Church in Mattoon where he joined his voice with others in the church choir to lead in worship through song. Guy also sang with the Rochester Oratorio, which was a premier community choir in Rochester, New York. He served his community as an active member of the Charleston Kiwanis Club, a local service organization.
Guy’s interests were many and varied. He enjoyed photography, was a history buff, and a man who loved and appreciated God’s creation and the world around him. He could be described as a conservationist, dedicated to maintaining, enhancing, and protecting the animals and the great outdoors that he so loved. Nothing was more precious and dearer to Guy than his family. Nancy, Samantha, Guy Jr., and Carson will always cherish the blessing of his unconditional love and the many memorable times shared.