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Richard Eugene Guthridge Sr.

August 12, 1935 ~ March 13, 2018 (age 82)

1st Sgt. Richard “Dick” E. Guthridge Sr.,  82, of Garden Lakes passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Guthridge was born on August 12, 1935 in Keyser, West Virginia. He was the son of the late James Thomas Guthridge and the late Evelyn Katherine Lewis Guthridge. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 22 years. He worked the last several years for Tuggle’s Bait. His passion was fishing and his family and took every chance he could to combine the two. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn L. Guthridge.

Mr. Guthridge is survived by his son, Richard Guthridge Jr. (Tammy); his daughters, Debbie Ross (David) and Kay Wight (Steven); his eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and five special grandchildren; and his two sisters and brother.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Trinity United Christian Church, 6 Deer Run Trail, Rome, GA 30165 with Pastor Joey Ineichen officiating. Interment will follow at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 12 Noon until the service time.

Those gentlemen serving as Pallbearers are Charlie Guthridge, Ricky Freeman Jr., Randy Dean, Will Guthridge, Kelly Spencer and Tuff Guthridge. Honorary Pallbearers are Cole Guthridge, Ethan Carver, Mason Freeman and Damien Dean.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to Trinity United Christian Church or Heyman Hospice of Rome.

Miller and Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve Mr. Guthridge’s family, please visit to share your memories or leave a condolence message.


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