Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

December 16, 2013

Tim Guthrie

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

SPRING CITY, TN — Tim Guthrie, 75, died Thursday, December 12, 2013, at his winter home in Ft. Myers, FL.

Born in Sweetwater, TN, Tim was the son of the late Timothy and Catherine Cannon Guthrie. He was a 1956 high school graduate of the Tennessee Military Institute. He attended the General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, in Flint, MI, where he was a member of Phi Tau Alpha Fraternity, earning a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He earned a Master's degree in Industrial Management from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

Tim began his career with General Motors as a co-op student with Frigidaire and had a lengthy and distinguished career with Frigidaire, Delco Air and Delphi Thermal divisions of General Motors in Dayton, OH and Lockport, NY. He retired in 1995 after nearly 40 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, Tim relocated with his wife to Spring City, TN in 1997, spending several months each year in Ft. Myers, FL.

In his retirement years, Tim focused on community service as a member of Kiwanis           International in both Spring City and Ft. Myers.  He was also committed to his volunteer work with the Audrey Pack Memorial Library. Tim was an enthusiastic member of the Spring City United Methodist Church where he enjoyed great love and support from his church family. He attended Faith United Methodist Church when in Ft. Myers where he actively participated in Sunday School and Bible Study.

Tim was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia Stanley Guthrie.

Survivors include children, Tim Guthrie of Ft. Myers, FL, Kathy Guthrie of Ft. Myers, FL, Julie Guthrie (Paul DePascale); grandsons, Joey DePascale and Jack DePascale, all of Columbus, OH; brother, Charlie Guthrie of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Suzy Guthrie of Knoxville, TN and Julia Guthrie of Coker Creek, TN; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home, with Rev. Dale Wyrick officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Audrey Pack Memorial Library Foundation, P. O. Box 129, Spring City, TN  37381; or to the Spring City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Spring City, TN  37381. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements (www.vaughn-funeral-home.com).

Please send online condolences to donna-vaughn@att.net.

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