Robert L. Guthrie
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Robert L. Guthrie, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The funeral will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi, at 11 am, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Ms. will be handling the arrangements. Robert was born December 7, 1922, in Benton, Mississippi. He served in the United States Army, fighting in World War II and the Korean War. Robert retired from American General Insurance, after 32 years in the insurance business. For 55 years, Robert was an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linnie Matilda Guthrie and his father, Jim George Guthrie, 8 brothers and 5 sisters. Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Dean Guthrie, daughter, Bobbie Smith (Edd), sons, Ken Guthrie (Peg), and Tommy Guthrie (Dana). His pride and joy were his eight grandchildren, Ryan Smith (Bess), Amy Smith, Jessica Guthrie, Emily Guthrie, Anna Guthrie, Jamie Guthrie, Sara Guthrie and Christopher Guthrie. "Granddad" was much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends
Published in Clarion Ledger on Jan. 24, 2013