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Harold Lewis Guthrie
July 9, 1930 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Harold Lewis Guthrie, 93, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, returned to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Harold was born on July 19, 1930, in Tanbark, Kentucky to the late Pauline Guthrie and Jolly Guthrie.
Having been orphaned at age 8 after the death of his mother, Harold was raised by his grandfather, Thomas Burr Guthrie. Harold would grow into a self-proclaimed “Ridge Runner!” At an early age, he left home for work in Indianapolis, Indiana but being homesick for Kettle, he returned home 2 weeks later.
Love for his country was evident as he enlisted in the United States Army. He served from 1952-1954 attaining the rank of Sergeant and participating in the Korean Conflict.
After his military service, Harold spent time between Kettle, Indianapolis, and Louisville. Though he wandered, his heart belonged to Cumberland County. During one of his turns in Louisville, he met a feisty Eastern Kentucky gal, Glenna Smallwood. They were married on September 16, 1961. Eleven months later, they welcomed their first daughter, Treva. Their second daughter, Velvet, arrived sixteen months later.
Around 1968, Harold was delighted to buy his grandfather’s farm and relocated his family to his beloved “Garden Spot.” Harold worked for many years for Cumberland Wholesale where his whistling could be heard through the building and beyond.
Harold made Jesus Christ the Lord of his life during a revival at Guthrie Chapel Methodist Church in 1970. He was a kind and loving Christian man, husband, father, and friend to all who met him. He shared the Word of God, literally, by giving a Bible to anyone who would accept one. Harold was a founding member of Triumph IDC and served as a Board member.
Harold was preceded in this trip to Glory by his wife of 47 years, Glenna Guthrie; sister, Virginia Barrow, of High Island, Texas; and granddaughter, Savanah Glyn Yeager, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
Left to celebrate, a life well-lived and to cherish his memory are his daughters, Treva (Donald) Puckett, of Louisville, Kentucky, Velvet (Andy) Yeager, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, and Rose Davis, of Indianapolis, Indiana; granddaughters, Autumn (Theia) Johnson, Maria (Caitlyn) Blair, Renee (Gabriel) Layman, and Tiffany (Lee) Smith and grandson Carlos (Tammy) Cisneros. Great-grandchildren include Noah, Kyra, Xander, Aria, Ryder, Savannah, Jordan, Jasmin, and Baby Layman (expected in May); aunt, JoAnn Neathery, of Bakerton, Kentucky; and niece, Beverly LaRocca, of Beaumont, Texas.
A celebration of life visitation for Harold was held at Triumph Church, Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, October 6, 2023, where everyone was invited to wear red, his favorite color.
A graveside service will be held at Humphrey Cemetery in Kettle, Kentucky on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 12:00pm (cst) with Bro. Donnie Shelley, officiating.
Obituary provided as a courtesy by Norris-New Funeral Home, Burkesville, Kentucky.