Bedford – James H. “Jim” Guthrie, 89, of Bedford, died at 5:42 am on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Garden Villa.
Born June 19, 1928, in Leesville, he was the son of William Raymond and Mollie (Murphin) Guthrie. He married Mary E. Sherfick on September 6, 1950 and she preceded him in death on July 3, 2001. He retired in 1993 as a toolmaker at E & M Tool Co. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include two sons, James L. Guthrie and wife, Beth, of Mitchell, John R. Guthrie and wife, Lois, of Pinhook; a daughter, Judy S. Couch, of Scottsburg; one sister, Clara Deaton, of Leesville; two brothers, George Guthrie, of Columbus, and Stanley “Stan” Guthrie, of Bedford; twelve grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, Myrtle Arnold; four brothers, Joseph, Johnny, William Robert, and Arthur “Art” Guthrie; a sister, Gladys Guthrie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Monday, September 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Church Cemetery in Buddha where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.