Herring Wesley (H.W.) Guthrie, 85, died January 13, 2021, in Fayetteville.
He was born in Drew County on November 11, 1935, to the late Ivan and Edna Guthrie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of more than 50 years, Ida Mae Forrest Guthrie; a brother, Thomas Guthrie; and a sister, Marlene Guthrie.
Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Jim Woodell of Searcy; nephews, Tom Guthrie (who, with his wife, Katie, cared for H.W. in their home so wonderfully for the past two years in Winslow, Arkansas), Jimmy Woodell (Leslie) of Searcy, and Wes Woodell (Airiel) of Illinois; nieces, Connie Albright (John) of England, Diane Davis (Rick) of Alabama, Ginger Thompson of Tennessee, and Alicia Wingfield of Maumelle, and their respective families.
H.W. was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He loved hunting, fishing, cowboy movies, and animals of any kind. Raised partially on a farm, H.W. had picked cotton, taken care of livestock and chickens. When newly married, he worked at one of the soft drink bottling plants in Little Rock. In later years he was a highway department and mill employee, pipe-line worker, licensed plumber, and laid tile for his nephew, Tom.
No funeral service is planned, per H.W.’s request. A private graveside service will be held later in Monticello.