Reuben Michael Guthrie

February 3, 2009


Reuben M. Guthrie

Eure – Reuben Michael ‘Cowboy’ Guthrie, 64, of the 300 block of Barfield Rd., died Tuesday, February 03, 2009, at Guardian Care of Ahoskie.

Mr. Guthrie was born in Moorehead City, NC, a son of the late Reuben Guthrie and Dorothy Congleton Guthrie Black, and the step son of the late Charles L. Black. He was retired as a master plumber with Lawson Mechanical and was a Baptist.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Nancy Sandefur Guthrie; his daughter, Dorothea Ann Journigan of Eure, NC; a son, Joseph Verlyn Guthrie of Chesapeake, VA; his grandchildren, Diana Marie Guthrie, Linda Ann Guthrie, Raechal Koraleigh Guthrie, Alaina Meagan Guthrie, Dustin Logan Guthrie, and Laura Elizabeth Anderson, Trent Evan Whichard and Taylor Chase Whichard; and his great grandsons, Ryan Michael Chapman and Cody Thomas Long. He is also survived by a step sister, Helen Dixon of Palm Coast, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his mother, father, and step father, Mickey was predeceased by a son, Reuben Michael Guthrie, II; a grandson, Dustin L. Journigan and a brother, Kenneth Guthrie.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Faith Baptist Church on Jollliff Road, Chesapeake, VA. The family asks that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6359 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA, 23502. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is serving the Guthrie family.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the nurses and staff at Guardian Care of Ahoskie, especially Phyllis, Lisa, Tinkerbelle, and all the CNA’s, for their kindness and TLC of Mr. Guthrie during his stay there. They would also like to thank Lawson Mechanical for being so good to him.

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Kenny Halstead
15 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Cowboy. We worked together at Lawson Mechanical and Southeastern Mechanical. He was a good guy. He could always find a way to make you laugh. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jack & Rosalie Lawson - Lawson Mechanical
15 years ago

We were sorry to read of Cowboy’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to each of you.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in expressing your appreciation to us. It was a blessing for us to be of assistance to Cowboy. We were very glad he was on our team. We know he worked hard for us and gave us all he had. May the Lord’s Presence and peace that comes from Him alone be your strength.

Barbara Weber
15 years ago

Nancy, I am so sorry for your lost I no it is very hard at this time, but i really think he is in a better place.If you need anything just let me no.

Your Friend,

Barbara Weber

edward patnesky
15 years ago


We know it has been a long, hard struggle for you these past few years. You have shown tremendous strength and devotion in dealing with your husband’s illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tracy Edwards
15 years ago

Nancy and the entire Guthrie Family. We are so sad to hear of Cowboy’s passing. He worked with us at Southeastern Mechanical and was a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family thru this difficult time. Just remember his memories will last forever in your heart. Tracy Edwards