S. Lewis Guthrie, Jr., 88, of Owensboro, died Monday, December 30th, 2013, at St. Paul Hospital, Dallas, Texas. He was born August 4, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late S. Lewis and Aimee Talbott Guthrie of Bardstown where he grew up.
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After officer training at Berea College, he served as Ensign in the Navy during World War II. He later graduated from U of L and worked for the IRS. In 1957 he moved his family to Owensboro, where he was a founding partner of the CPA firm Clemens, Guthrie and Wurth. He served on the Board of First Security Bank and on the Board of Green River Mine Trust. He was also a valued financial advisor to family and friends. In 2006, to be closer to family, he moved to Dallas where he lived until his death.
Affectionately called "Dadboo" by his family, he was a respected, loving, and generous man.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Bettie Gordon Guthrie.
Survivors include a son, S. Lewis "Trip" Guthrie III (Carole), of Franklin, Tenn.; three daughters, Donna Guthrie (Larry Oliverson), of Sullivan, Wis., Virginia Guthrie and Rebecca Guthrie (Steve Spradlin), of Dallas; four grandchildren, Emily (Walt) Farrell, Sarah Beth (Tom) Hadzor, Samuel Spradlin and Elizabeth Spradlin.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Brad Whistle officiating, followed by final resting in Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home.
Prayers will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial gifts take the form of donations to the Guthrie Opportunity Foundation, 713 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004.
Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home
519 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Published in The Kentucky Standard on Jan. 3, 2014