REV. WILLIAM P. GUTRIDGE 5/25/1928 - 1/18/2014 William went home to be with his Lord January 18, 2014 at the age of 85. He was a WWII Vet in the US Merchant Marines and US Marine Corps. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty, of 63 years, sister Mary 'Betty' Adams and grandchildren, Timothy and Sean Gutridge. He is survived by children, Lyn, Martin, Mark, Rebecca, Paul, Deborah, Daniel, Ruth, Tania, and Paula, and their spouses, 30 grandchildren and their spouses, 64 great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. He served as a pastor, teacher, and counselor to numerous people, too many to count, since 1951. He wasn't rich, but whatever he had, he gave generously to those in need, and always to the cause of Christ. His children can attest to the fact that he grew sweeter as the years went by. Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery, January 29th at 2:01p.m.
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Published in the Daily Press on Jan. 24, 2014