Guy Irving Macey, CMSGT, USA/USAF (Ret.)
Guy Irving Macey, 81, of Fort Walton Beach, FL died Thursday, May 17, 2018, due to respiratory failure, while receiving treatment at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was born in Middlesex, VT on June 29, 1936 to Irving and Ruth (Boyce) Macey. He was preceded in death by his first wife Nancy (Brunelle) Macey in 2006. Guy retired to Fort Walton Beach in 1983 upon his separation from military service. Guy was a 30-year veteran of the armed forces, having served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in locations all over the world. He retired from the Air Force on November 1, 1983 at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. While in the Air Force, Guy served three combat tours in Vietnam as a member of the 18th Special Operations Squadron (Stingers) as a Crew Chief on board the AC-119 Gunships. While in military service, Guy received numerous awards and decorations to include The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star, (8) Air Medals and The Air Force Commendation Medal. Guy was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Air Force Association, Non-Commissioned Officers Association, AC-119 Gunship Association and a 30-year member of The American Legion. Guy is survived by his current wife Sandy (Reisen) Macey, who he married on October 08, 2014; two children, Cindy (Macey) Marvicsin and Randy Macey and four stepchildren Robert (Deb) Reisen, Richard (Jennette) Reisen, Keith (Sue) Reisen and Chad (Marissa) Reisen, 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandsons. In lieu of flowers, Guy has requested donations be made to Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) Shelter in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service being held on June 8th at 11:30 am at Barrancas National Cemetery on Pensacola Naval Air Station. Following the graveside service, a Celebration of Life reception will be held at the Fort Walton Beach VFW on Carol St from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.