Jack C. Guthrie
Jack passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on March 23, 2021. Preceding him in death were his parents Reginald and Nadie Guthrie, brother Thomas Guthrie, sisters Bobby Vees and Peggy Grigg, and dear son Mark C. Guthrie. He is survived by his loving wife Becky Guthrie, daughter-in-law Alison Guthrie and Scott McClellan, niece Pamela and Larry Modlin, great niece Marie and Danny Davis, and great nephew Ben Modlin and Teresa Walker.
At an early age, Jack discovered his love for flying. With that, Jack chose to serve his country and was accepted into the US Air Force with the honor to attend flight school. Upon graduation, he won the award for being the Most Outstanding Student in his class. As a fighter pilot in the Air Force, he flew F-86 and F-100 aircrafts. Over the years, he owned several planes and taught his son Mark to fly. He had a particular passion for aerobatic maneuvers and Mark followed in his footsteps. Jack also enjoyed years of traveling in the US and abroad with Becky and their special friends. He was a member of Prestonwood Country Club and looked forward to many club activities including playing golf with family and friends.
Prior to his service in the Air Force, Jack earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland School of Business. After his military service, he became a Managing Director for Bell Atlantic in Maryland and Washington, D.C. where he was employed for 30 years. During that time, he was the Managing Director for most of the telecom projects within The White House.
A funeral service will be held 1:00pm Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612, where he will be entombed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Jack to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, NC.
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Home for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Jack C. Guthrie
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March 30, 2021
In the early stages of chapter 1114 getting involved with the Young Eagle program, Jim and Sandy Dukeman were Field Reps for EAA. We wanted to send a deserving child to the Air Adventure camp at EAA Hq in Oshkosh held each year. I did not have enough money donated over the year to send this individual. I asked the Chapter members one afternoon if they could possibly donate some money for this cause. I had hardly finished speaking when Jack held money above his head and shouted that he would be the first. He gave me 20 dollars and others followed suit. We got enough to send the youngester to camp. After collecting all that was willing to give Jack came up to me as we were leaving and wanted to know if I had gotten enough money to complete the mission, if not he would make up the difference. We had more than enough, but I will never forget his generosity and concern for all the kids that not only we flew but also sent to camp. He will be missed by the chapter and especially by Sandy and I. We are honored and proud to have been able to call him FRIEND. May he rest in piece. GOD BLESS
Jim & Sandy D