Vic­tor E. Guarry

July 13, 1962 - Jan­uary 10, 2019

The Oklahoman - - NEWS -


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 (, Cit­i­zens Car­ing for Chil­dren (­, or to Ed­mond Me­mo­rial High School Swine Week (www.swine­

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