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“Where to startI met Guy 27 or so years ago when I was working for a local millwork company and with his work partner Rick had a great relationship...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Hussey - Mt pleasant, SC

“Dear Debbie. We were so sorry to hear of Guy's death. We have many memories of times together with you at Carl and Stephanie's and knew of their...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Betty and Roy Hills - SC - Friend

“Dear Debbie. We were so sorry to hear of Guy's death. We have many memories of times together with you at Carl and Stephanie's and knew of their...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Betty and Roy Hills - SC - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear about Guy's passing. Our heartfelt condolences condolences are with you and your family. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sofia and Igor Agrest - SC

“i think of Guy often since a wonderful new year's eve party he prepared with a magnificent South Carolina meal for all of us. We stood together on...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: South Wallace - Gooch;and, VA

“I just remember great, fun times with Guy! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Hegel

“Debbie and family-so sorry to read of the passing of your sweetheart,Guy. Nothing will ever fill this big hole in your hearts, you will never get...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Hilda Rabon

The building of our house by Jeter and Pohl “We were so lucky to have been a friend of Guy and the also having he and Rick Pohl as our builders.. I believe I spent more time with Guy while our...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Susan and Jim Radley - SC

“We had pleasure of knowing Guy and am so very sorry to learn he's gone. He was always fun to talk with- such a nice guy. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Suzan and Ed Mabry - SC - Friend

“We had pleasure of knowing Guy and am so very sorry to learn he's gone. He was always fun to talk with- such a nice guy. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Suzan and Ed Mabry - SC - Friend

“I was sorry to read of Guy’s passing. I always enjoyed being involved with Jeter Pohl projects. Guy was a talented and genuinely nice human...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: John Wilson - North Charleston, SC

“I have amazing memories of Miss Eunice and Guy at Wilburn's department store in Union. A Union native myself, I worked at Wilburn's as a gift wrapper...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Wilburn-Frier - Summerville, SC

“So very sorry to hear of Guy's passing . We certainly enjoyed his hospitality on several occasions. He will certainly be missed .We will have your...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Diane and George Truman - NC


Guy Wilburn Jeter of Mount Pleasant, SC, passed on January 19, 2021, after a 19-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Guy, the son of the late John McDow Jeter and Eunice Wilburn Jeter, was born in Union, SC, on March 18, 1948. He graduated from Union High School and then received his BA in English from Davidson College.

Guy is survived by his wife and soul mate of 50 years, Deborah Williams Jeter of Mount Pleasant, and children who deeply loved him, Cecelia Jeter McPhail and her husband, Fred, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Guy Wilburn Jeter, Jr. of Okinawa, Japan. In addition, Guy leaves two granddaughters who adored their Papa, Grace and Miriam McPhail; his brother, John McDow Jeter, Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Richmond, Virginia; and his sister, Susan Palmer Jeter, and her husband, Alan Adler, of Topanga, California. Guy was beloved as a brother by his in-laws and as Uncle Guy to his nieces and nephews.

Guy was a teacher of English and Geometry and mentor to many students at May River Academy in Bluffton and Trident Academy in Mount Pleasant. For 8 years he shared his love of learning as he inspired students to be their best selves. Building on a family tradition in retail, Guy started The Registry Gift Shop in Mount Pleasant. Then, following a life-long passion for building, Guy developed a respected construction business noted for thoughtful attention to clients' needs.

Although raised in the Upcountry, Guy put down Lowcountry roots and enjoyed sharing time on the water with those he loved. Whether fishing, sailing in Charleston Harbor, creek cruising, or diving in the Caribbean, Guy embraced every opportunity to share his love of the sea.

Guy was an inspired entertainer, the consummate host, and a generous man who loved to laugh. An evening at "Club Jeter" guaranteed a delicious meal, robust conversation, and Guy's impeccable devotion to his guests. His joy of entertaining was fueled by Guy's endless thoughtfulness and deep love for family and friends.

Funeral services will be private due to Covid-19. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Roper Hospice Cottages for their care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to JDRF-Piedmont Triad or Parkinson's Foundation Carolinas.