Victor E. Guarry
July 13, 1962 - January 10, 2019
Victor Earl Guarry (56 years old), of Edmond, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. He was born on July 13, 1962, in Newport News, VA to Roger Guarry and Jeri Whitely. Victor served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Commercial Real Estate Lending at Bank of Oklahoma (BOK), overseeing the real estate lending groups in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Kansas City. After graduating from Bethel High School in Hampton, VA, he attended the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, receiving his degree in finance and management information systems. He was very proud to have attended UVA, where he developed many lifelong friends with whom he has remained close. Although a native Virginian and 1984 graduate of UVA, he was an adopted Oklahoman since first entering the state in 1985, after joining BOK in Tulsa as Assistant Vice President. Prior to BOK, his first position after graduation was with First Union National Bank in Charlotte, NC, where he served as a Commercial Real Estate Lending Officer. In 1985, Victor joined BOK in Tulsa as Assistant Vice President. In 1989, he moved to Newport News, VA, where he was named Vice President for Sovran Bank. In 1991, he and his bride, Tammy Reese Guarry, found their permanent home at BOK in Oklahoma City. Victor currently served on the Finance Committee for Citizens Caring for Children. He has served on various local nonprofit boards in the past, most notably, the Alzheimer's Association, where he also served two years as President, and more recently, Citizens Caring for Children. He is also a current member and past board member tor the Commercial Real Estate Council. Victor was recently honored to be included in the 2017-2018 Leadership Oklahoma Class 31, an organization with the mission of building a network of influential leaders from around the state to shape Oklahoma’s future. Victor loved his job and the many wonderful people with whom he worked. He admired his coworkers and customers, counting many of them as close friends. He greatly cherished his relationships with his family, friends and God. As a man of faith and family, he was most proud of his three girls. He was a loving and caring husband to Tammy, his wife and partner of more than 28 years. He was a shining example of a husband, father, friend, and leader. Victor was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, where he has served on many boards and committees. Most importantly, he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Victor was preceded in death by his father, Roger Donald Guarry, San Antonio, TX. He is survived by his wife, Tammy; three daughters, Madison (22) and twins Paige and Brooke (17); his brother, Gregory Angelo Guarry, Simpsonville, NC; mother, Jeri Whitely, Bristol, VA; many nieces, nephews, and extended family members, as well as dear friends whom he loved. Viewing will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly Ave., Edmond, OK. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1001 S. Rankin St., Edmond, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (act.alz.org), Citizens Caring for Children (www.cccokc.org), or to Edmond Memorial High School Swine Week (www.swineweek.org).