James Linwood Guthrie, 72, of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center.
James was born in Wilmington, September 6, 1944, and had worked as a welder for the State Port, B&W, and American Crane until his retirement. He was an army veteran of the U.S. Eighth Army having served in the Vietnam era. He was a dog lover, an avid fisherman, a member of the Bass Fishing Club and was the winner of the 2004 “Got’em On Classic” fishing tournament. He had been a member of the Grace Baptist Church where he accepted the Lord and Savior.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wendell and Ida Mae Cavanaugh Guthrie, and his sister, Mary Burke. He is survived by his son, James Brandon Guthrie of Greenville; his grandson Owen Guthrie of Greenville; his sisters, Faye Tate and her husband Shelton of Roan Mountain, TN, and Nancy Register and her husband Joe of North Myrtle Beach, SC; his longtime companion, Dottie Watson of Wilmington; his step-daughters, Dee Ivey of Wilmington and Valerie Grissom of Hampstead; his step-grandchildren, Kaylee Sellars and Justin Grissom and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 So.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.