GUYNN, Sr., Frank Marvin

Frank Marvin (Cotton) Guynn, Sr., 91 of Narrows passed away Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born in Rich Creek on March 13th, 1924 and was the son of the late William Joseph and Annie Ethel Harvey Guynn.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, Carl, Earl, Joe, Dave, Don and Robert Guynn; and his sisters, Ruby Miller and Blanche Guynn.

Frank was a proud member of the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division serving in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II, moving from New Guinea to Luzon and ending in the Phillipines to prepare for the invasion of Japan.  Upon the conclusion of his military service, he began his career of 41 years at the Celanese Corporation, retiring in 1986.  Cotton was a member of First Baptist Church in Narrows, where he served as a deacon for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ellen Buckland Guynn; a daughter, Gilda Sue McIntosh; four sons, Frank, Jr., Barry (Beverly), Terry, and Todd (Melissa); ten grandchildren Tammy, Paige and Stacy Merritt, Shane Guynn and Erin Duncan, Jocy Vuiller, Matt, Zach, Andi and Maggie Guynn; seven great-grandchildren, Brittney, Neva, Jessica, Josi, Jennifer, Leah and Caius; five great-great grandchildren, Joshua, Kellee, Trenton, Jaylee and Jon; two brothers, Merrill Guynn, and Myron (Mabel); a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Guynn; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Carilion Giles Community Hospital and Carilion Home Health Care, especially Cindy Powell, who attended to his needs for the past three years.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 4 PM at First Baptist Church in Narrows with Rev. Jerry Sawyers officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Rich Creek.  The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church Friday from 2 to 4 PM.  The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider First Baptist Church; 609 Wolf Street; Narrows, VA 24124. The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at