TERRE HAUTE —
Karl W. Guthrie, 81, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, in the Chapel of Hart’s at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, Macon, Ga. The family will greet friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to National Brittany Spaniel Rescue and Adoption Network, P. O. Box 3258, Pittsburgh, PA 15230; or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon, GA 31201.
Mr. Guthrie, born in Terre Haute, was the son of the late Clifford Henry Guthrie and the late Emma Catherine Weaver Guthrie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War on a sea plane. He was a member of the first Industrial Engineering class of Purdue University. He retired from Brown and Williamson after 27 years of service. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. An avid golfer and woodworker, he was president of Men’s Golf Association at River North, and was a founding member, board member and treasurer of the Dixie Senior Golf Association. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the ICU staff at Coliseum Northside Hospital.
Mr. Guthrie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara J. Guthrie; son, David Wayne Guthrie (Bonnie) of Pearl, Miss.; daughter, Vanessa Hedge (Robert) of Roanoke, Va.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Margaret Fortner of Terre Haute; and his beloved Brittany Spaniel, Patti.
Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street, Macon, has charge of arrangements. Register online at: www.hartsmort.com