John William Guthrie

November 4, 1958 ~ March 7, 2011

John William Guthrie, 52, of Moss Bluff, LA died on Monday, March 7, 2011 in his residence.

Mr. Guthrie was born November 4, 1958 in Clarendon, AR, raised in Alabama, and has lived in the Lake Charles / Moss Bluff area for the past thirty-one years. He worked as a welder for most of his life. John enjoyed making yard decorations and was an avid fisherman. He will always be remembered as a wonderful man, husband, and father.

Mr. Guthrie is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Judy Stutes Guthrie of Moss Bluff; son, Kenneth Williams and wife Alicia of Decatur, AL; grandson, Zackery Williams; and close friend, Derrick Brown of Moss Bluff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Guthrie.

His funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Steve Cox will officiate. Burial will follow in New Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the start of the service.

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  1. he was a hell of a guy we had our ups and downs but he was a truley good friend and pal ill really miss him.tell mom and rick always the laprime family

  2. I am at a loss of words to describe John. I remember him as someone who was not only my father in law, but my friend. He was someone who always knew how to make me laugh when he was around, and those memories of him will always be near and dear to my heart. His death reminds us that life is short and that only those are remembered who have lived it to the fullest and given back a lot in return. Sure he is not around us but every time we will meet someone as positive and motivated as him we will recall his name with fondness. His physical presence has been taken away from us. But I believe that his memories will suffice. The bond many had with John is everlasting. I will never forget John or the many laughs he and I had. He has touched so many people's hearts in so many different ways. And I thank God that I had the honor of knowing him, being able to call him father in law friend. We will meet you again one day until then we will never forget you. We love you and miss you.

  3. Judyann I am sorry to hear about John. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you in this time of sadness. Laura

  4. Prayers are with your family in this time of need. Grand daughter of Ethyl and Dempsey, and daughter of Randy Lavergne

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