Gary W. Guthrie

Born: Thu., Oct. 9, 1947
Died: Mon., Sep. 25, 2017


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Gary W. Guthrie, 69, of Pittsfield passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home.  Gary was born on October 9, 1947 to Reverend J.W.  and Dorothy Elva Brown Guthrie in Pittsfield.  He married Bonnie Guthrie on October 25, 1997 at Calvary Baptist in Pittsfield and she survives.

Gary was raised on a farm but later, worked in several tire shops and also managed Marine Gas Station.  He went on to become a truck driver for numerous firms.  Gary owned and operated his own truck before driving for Whalen Trucking where he retired from in 2016 after 46 years of truck driving.  In his younger years, he liked to drag race with "the boys" and go hunting.  He loved fishing and collecting die cast cars and trucks.  His favorite was a '57 Chevy.  Gary enjoyed going to the boat and listening to Waylon Jennings.  He was known to be very meticulous about his yard and truck, and was noted for taking great care of his equipment.  He also really loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two sons, Robert (Sharon) Guthrie and Randall (Marjie) Guthrie, both of Pittsfield; two daughters, Kristi Guthrie and Lori (Aaron) Dell, both of Pittsfield; brothers, Donald (Norma) Guthrie and Danny (Lorrie) Guthrie, both of Pittsfield; sister, Elva Hill of Louisiana, MO; sister-in-law, Peggy Guthrie of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Marrissa, Kayley, Mackenzie, Ashley, Austin, and Brittney; great grandchildren, Jaycee, Ellie, Kylin, Kaden, Issac, and Nolan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and three brothers, Paul Guthrie, Clifford Jerry Guthrie, and Lester Lee Guthrie.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield.  Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice and Illini Hospital Oncology.  Online condolences may be left at  Niebur Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services.

Charitable donations may be made in Gary's memory to the following organizations:

Blessing Hospice

Illini Community Hospital Oncology Department

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April meyer
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Our deepest sympathy and love to all of you.

April Meyer and Family

Phylis Herald
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Randy, Kristi, Don & Jean,
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your father/ brother. May God comfort your hearts as you hang on to the memories. Praying for you. Bill & Phylis Herald

Rick Barton
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Danny and family. So sorry to hear of your brother's passing. He has no worries or pain now. God did bless your family with him. Danny, let me know if I can do anything. Rick Barton

David and Jeannie Hoover
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
We send our sympathy and condolences to your family. I enjoyed many years of going to school and riding the school bus with Jerry and Paul. Both were always much fun and looking to get others to join in their fun. Prayers for all.

Roger Roentz
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
So sorry to hear this sad news I really thought a lot of Gary as he was also a cousin. He would talk to me a lot about music as I am a working musician and it was easy to see he loved music. Although I didn't get to see much of Gary in the last few years I can say that he was a good man and gentleman. My deepest sympathy to the family and his many friends may you rest in peace.
Your cousin,
Roger Roentz

Bruce & Karen Fowler
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017

So sorry to hear Gary passed ... RIP MY OLD FIREND

Bruce & Karen

Virginia Maynard
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

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