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Lennie Thorton Guthrie
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Obituary for Lennie Thorton Guthrie

Lennie Thorton Guthrie, 88, of Bridgewater, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Lennie was born in South Boston, VA, on March 11, 1929, a son of the late Mary (Tribble) and Richard Thorton Guthrie.

He retired from Riddleberger Brothers where he worked as a plumber, and had served in the U.S. Army.

On August 30, 1958, he was united in marriage to Thelma Elizabeth (Bates) Guthrie, who preceded him in death on October 29, 2011.

Lennie is survived by a daughter, Sandra Knicely and husband, Donald of Bridgewater; two sons Ray Guthrie and wife, Judy of Bridgewater, and Steven Guthrie and wife, Lora Smith of Rawley Springs; seven grandchildren, Chad Moyers, Gabe Moyers, Sandon Knicely, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Guthrie, Jaclyn Guthrie, and Steven Guthrie and four great-grandchildren,.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8PM Thursday, Jan. 25th, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

A funeral service will be conducted 11AM Friday, Jan. 26th, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater, with Chaplain David Kite officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

funeral service




11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Chaplain David Kite officiating.

Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater Rescue Squad

P.O. Box 268
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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