Rev. Weston Brown Guthrie

Born: Tue., Oct. 11, 1932
Died: Sun., Jul. 28, 2019


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 05, 2019
Location: Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Aug. 05, 2019
Location: Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church

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Rev. Weston Brown Guthrie, age 86, of Pulaski, went to meet his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Skyline Nursing facility in Floyd.  Mr. Guthrie was the son of Presbyterian minister, the late, James Earl Guthrie, and Dorothy Hill Guthrie.  Weston, grew up in Pearisburg, where his father was pastor and later in Phenix, Va.  He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of the Korean War, and after his four years of service, he returned to complete his college education at King College, Bristol, TN, where he received his BA degree and where he met and married Pulaski resident, Pat Hall, daughter of Herbert and Ernestine Hall of Pulaski.  After his graduation, he taught fourth grade in Bristol, and later completed his MA in school administration at East Tennessee State University.  Mr. Guthrie later taught at Draper Elementary, Riverlawn Elementary, and Belspring Elementary schools.  He served as principal at Belspring School for a brief period.  From 1968-1971, the Guthries and their two small children served as educational missionaries at Bandeirante School, a school for missionaries children, in the small interior town of Ceres, Brazil, where Mr. Guthrie taught biology and other sciences, and served as house parent for the boys.  After returning to the states and teaching for a brief period, Mr. Guthrie was led by God into the Christian preaching/pastoral ministry.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA in 1976.  Being ordained, he served a three church field of Slate Mountain, Indian Valley, and Bethesda Churches in Floyd County, VA.  After that, Mr. Guthrie served Olivia Presbyterian, in Olivia, NC; Ronceverte Presbyterian (a two church field) in Ronceverte, WV; and Stone Memorial Presbyterian Church (a four church field) in Marion.  Retiring in 1997, Weston continued to supply small churches who could not afford a full-time pastor, preaching first in the Bluefield area, and then serving for nine years at Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Pulaski from which he retired a second time, due to poor health, in the summer of 2009.  Weston’s Christian witness throughout his life-time has been felt by not only his students and parishioners, but by all his family members.  He was a wonderful, loving, caring husband and father, and all would agree that one word to describe him would be “generous”.  His billfold was always open to wife and children, to the Church, and to any in need.  An unsung and unknown artist, poet, writer, and composer, Weston, also was an amateur botanist.  He loved the woods and plant life, and gave credit to his Creator for His wondrous and awesome creation.  Weston’s life has been one of loving service to the Body of Christ, the Church, and to his friends and family.  His humor, laughter, and sweet face, will be sadly missed, but his family rejoices that he is alive and with his Lord, and that they, who trust in Jesus, will see him again someday.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hall Guthrie; his daughter, Rebecca Guthrie Rusk (Stacy), their two sons Wade and Zane of Amarillo, TX; son, David Weston Guthrie (Tina), with their two sons, Eric and Ryan of Ronceverte, WV; and also by his son Joshua Allen Guthrie (Kate), of Midway, TN.  Mr. Guthrie is also survived by one sister, Jane Guthrie Buford, and his sister-in-law, Mae Guthrie, of Harrisonburg.  He had one other sister, Helen Guthrie Dove (deceased), and one brother, Dr. James Earl Guthrie, Jr. (deceased).  He is also survived by seven nieces and two nephews, as well as numerous Guthrie related cousins. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Funeral service will follow the visitation at  2:00 p.m. at Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church.  Interment will follow at New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted, but donations preferred and may be sent to Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church Mercy Ministry Fund.  

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Wilson Valentine
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Jane Buford, Beth Conley, Wilson and Priscilla Valentine.

With warm and loving memories. Jane Buford, Beth Conley, Wilson and Priscilla Valentine and their families.

Pastor Cindy Privette/Abingdon Presbytery
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
Guthrie Family,
Be assured of my prayers for you in these days. I was fortunate enough
to be with your beloved husband/father when, as a member of a
committee on Presbytery, I met with Rev. Guthrie and the session
of Anderson Memorial. He was a delightful and committee servant of God.

Becky Blue... your daughter...
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
Becky Blue... your daughter who you always encouraged...believed in and unfortunately... supported financially for many years... I cannot or never thank you enough . I love you Daddy

RG Rusk
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019


Bless you Weston B Guthrie from the Rusk Family which includes your daughter married to SR Rusk... you have 3 wonderful grandsons from your daughter Rebecca.. and may Hashem "God " bless them and you forever....

Becky Moran
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
So sorry for the loss of sweet Weston. Will miss him. He was sweet. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

Rita Pagan Alley
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
Met this man long ago when I was a child, but I remember how loving and kind he was. He and Miss Pat both. My heart goes out to her and all the family.

Pat Guthrie
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
To my Children,
You had the best father anyone could have. He loved you all so much, and would have given you his last dime if you needed it. As David said, "He was my Google. If I ever wanted to know anything, I would go to him, and if he didn't know the answer, he knew where to find it."

He was also the best husband that the Lord ever made, and I"m so thankful that He gave him to me for almost 60 years of marriage - but even more, for I loved him two years before we got married. He has been the pillar of my earthly life, and I'm so glad that we traveled the spiritual road together. We were one in Christ's Spirit, and that meant everything! We will all miss him for too many reasons to count. But we were a part of his life, and we will see him again. His journey and his suffering are ended, and he is rejoicing with His Savior and those he loved here on earth who were also believers in Jesus!

I love all of you, my dear children.

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