Walter (Walt) Lucious Guthrie, 81, of Clinton, Oklahoma was born on January 9, 1939 in Townley, Alabama. He is the son of William Adam and Lorene (Harbin) Guthrie. Walter went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Walter proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1961 to when he was honorably discharged in 1965.
He married Betty Jean Bilderback on December 25, 1964 at Eastside Baptist Church in Elk City, Oklahoma. Betty preceded him in death on February 5, 1998.
He spent the majority of his career as a welding supply manager, working for Airgas for over 30 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Rotary Club. He enjoyed bass fishing, playing rook and dominoes, watching the kids play sports, and was a diehard Alabama Crimson Tide fan.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Martin-Dugger Funeral Home Chapel in Elk City, Oklahoma. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Richard and Tammy Dugger and the staff of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Cherishing his memory is his life partner, Mary Muse of Clinton, Oklahoma; son, Michael Guthrie of Clinton, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Courtney LeGrand and her husband, Brian of Elk City, Oklahoma, Shannan Bonser of Sayre, Oklahoma, Lacey Guthrie of Elk City, Oklahoma and Lucious Dale Guthrie and his wife, Miranda of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Mychaela Schortemeier and her husband Kris, of Elk City, Oklahoma, Andrea LeGrand, Angel LeGrand, and Kasen LeGrand all of Elk City, Oklahoma, Destiny Brown of Sayre, Oklahoma, Kooper Kelso of Sayre, Oklahoma, Asher Bonser of Sayre, Oklahoma, Lyric Lamm of Elk City, Oklahoma, and Toryn Guthrie of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; great-great grandchildren, Connor Schortemeire and Gracen Schortemeire of Elk City, Oklahoma, and Kelton Dunlap of Sayre, Oklahoma.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Guthrie; daughter Cindy Leavitt; son, Dale Guthrie; son-in-law, Morgan Leavitt; parents, William and Lorene Guthrie; brothers, James Guthrie and Charles Guthrie; sister, Billie Sue Linsenmeyer; brother-in-law, Edward Linsenmeyer; father-in-law, Edward Bilderback; and mother-in-law, Elva Bilderback.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Disabled American Veterans in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma, 73648.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.martinduggerfuneralhome.com.