Kenneth Guthrie, 87, of Ozark, Ark., died Nov. 19, 2016 in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was born Aug. 27, 1929 in Altus, Ark., to Harve and Jewel Gowing Guthrie. He served in the U.S. Army four and a half years and was stationed in Germany.
He met his wife, Delma, in Superior while working in the coal mines. They married Jan. 25, 1951. Besides the coal mines, he also worked in the United States Postal Service in Tulsa, Okla., a brake and wheel shop in California, and was a power house operator at Stauffer Chemical in Green River. After retiring, he moved to Clarksville, Ark., then later to Ozark, Ark.
Guthrie was preceded in death by his mother; father; one sister, Billie Ruth Russell; a brother, J. C. (Jimmy Charles) Guthrie; and a grandson, Kyle Rodda.
He is survived by his wife, Delma of Ozark; daughter, Wanda Hodo and husband Richard of Ozark and Green River, Wyoming; four grandchildren: Lisa Sanford of Ozark, and Stacie Jeanminette, Angie Shutran and husband Chris, and Cory Hodo, all of Rock Springs, Wyoming; great grandchildren, Lexie Sanford, Austin and Shaylynn Rodda, Mikaylah Shutran, and Graeme Rand, Jr.; one great-great granddaughter, Alizayah Rodda; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were made under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark, Ark.