Daniel Guffey, a Former Member of the United States House of Representatives
Guffey is a census-designated place and post office located in Park County, Colorado, United States. According to the 2000 census, its population was 111 people. Guffey is named for Daniel Guffey who served in Arkansas’ House of Representatives prior to becoming part of Colorado.
Daniel Guffey joined Brycen Schenker and Nate Walker to form Walkertown’s first tennis team, also serving as its marching band’s tenor saxophone player.
Early Life and Education
Daniel is a masculine given name and surname derived from two early biblical figures; most prominently Daniel from the Book of Daniel. It has become widely popular worldwide.
The Book of Daniel, also referred to as The Prophecy of Daniel, is an Old Testament biblical book included in both Jewish Ketuvim (Writings) and Christian Old Testament canons. It consists of six traditional stories (chapters 1-6) about Daniel and his companions as they come of age during Nebuchadrezzar II, Belshazzar, Darius I and Cyrus II’s rule; these tales illustrate how people of faith can find strength despite trials they face.
Guffey played right guard for Walkertown High School’s football team and currently plays tenor saxophone in their marching band. He plans on majoring in history and education at Appalachian State University.
Guffey has held positions of golf complex manager, instructor and head professional in several locations, such as Grand Marais Golf Club in Centreville. In addition, he currently coaches both men’s and women’s golf teams at McKendree University.
Guffey led the Bearcat men’s team to top-10 finishes in all nine tournaments that they competed, highlighted by his first victory at Cedarville Invitational and two second place finishes at Bearcat Dual Gender and GLVC Match/Medal Play Championships; plus coaching two All-GLVC performers Will Postlethwaite and Phasin Vichitcharoenpaisarn.
He serves as head coach of Walkertown High School’s inaugural tennis team and plays tenor saxophone in their marching band, joining teammates Brycen Schenker and Nate Walker to form its initial singles and doubles lineups.
Achievement and Honors
Guffey had long been a prominent member of his community, volunteering his services for various local causes with Linda by his side. They both were members of Greater Gethsemane Apostolic Church.
As a senior, he was honored as Atlantic 10 Conference defensive player of the year and helped guide Billikens to an NCAA Tournament appearance and regular-season title. College Soccer News honored him as a first team All-America selection while NSCAA made him second team All-Region selection.
Cross Schools Competitive Cheerleading Team was awarded the 2023 South Carolina Indoor State Championship, while Deputies AUSTIN ALDRIDGE and BENJAMIN MCCOMBS from Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office SWAT TEAM received South Carolina Sheriffs Association MEDALS OF VALOR.
Helen Guffey was a native of north east Texas who spent her entire life helping those in need. She cherished spending time with her family and being a loving grandmother to them all; she will be missed dearly.
Her husband was Woodrow Wilson Guffey who died in 1994. He was a farmer, Jackson County employee, member of Church of Christ congregation as well as former Grubbs Town Councilman. Additionally she belonged to Woodmen of the World organization.
Rick Apple of Greensboro and Janet Jackson of Greensboro; her children, Rick’s grandchildren Grayson Gunnar and Gavin Stone Guffey; great granddaughter Hazel Gunnar; two half-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews are left mourning her loss. Moreover, she was preceded by both of her parents as well as one sister before their deaths.