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Teague Funeral Service

2260 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA

OBITUARY

Thomas Nelson Guthrie

September 18, 1932October 3, 2019

Thomas Nelson Guthrie, age 87, passed away on October 3, 2019 surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Waynesboro, Virginia to Lottie and Gordon McCune. After his father died and his mother remarried Kent Guthrie, Tom and his brother Conrad were adopted by Kent. Following his graduation from Waynesboro High School, Tom attended Virginia Tech for a few semesters and completed his degree at William & Mary.

Tom joined the Army and proudly served in South Korea as a First Lieutenant. He had a 38-year career at State Farm Insurance in Charlottesville, Virginia where he made life-long friends.

Tom was married to Shirley (Smith) Guthrie of Elkton Virginia for 62 years. They are the proud parents of two amazing sons, Ken (married to Judy Reinsdorf) and Tim (married to Sheila Bernard) and grandparents to four beautiful, smart and wonderful grandchildren - Azrael, Emma, Juliya and Kate.

Tom was an active participant in the Martha Jefferson exercise class and a proud member of the Military Officers Association of America. He was a loyal friend to many including his classmates from William & Mary and colleagues from State Farm. He was devoted to UVA sports especially baseball and basketball. Tom enjoyed beach vacations with family and friends in the Outer Banks. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and took immense pride in his grandchildren’s sports and college pursuits.

Tom is survived by his brother Conrad and predeceased by his sister Judy Davidson and granddaughter Hannah Grace. He is also survived by his wife, sons and grandchildren.

A funeral service is planned for Saturday October 12th at 11 am at Teague Funeral Service in Charlottesville, Virginia. A visitation will precede the funeral service beginning at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project (support.woundedwarrior.project.org) or the Disabled American Veterans (secure.dav.org).

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Kelly Caplan

October 12, 2019

So many fond memories of Uncle Tom through the years. He was always so kind, fun and interesting to talk with. He always had a smile and asked me questions about my life at that particular point in time. Loved talking sports with Uncle Tom...always a lively conversation! Enjoyed going to Charlottesville to visit and spend time with Shirley and Tom! Of course, all of the weeks we spent in OBX at the pool, taking walks and enjoying great family time will always be in my heart!

Jane Wirt

October 12, 2019

Today we say goodbye to you Uncle Tom. I will always remember your quick smile & kind words. I loved the ease of conversation with you & your true southern gentleman charm. I know you as a man of integrity, loyalty & great love for your family. Love you Uncle Tom, you will be greatly missed💜.

Ellen Reinsdorf

October 11, 2019

Dear Shirley,

Tom was a sweet man who was warm and kind to his extended family through Judy. I'll never forget how easy he was to talk to and his gentle, good manners. I'm sending you my thoughts and prayers,

Ellen Reinsdorf

Wayne Koyanik

October 10, 2019

Shirley and Family
Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed time spent with Tom using the rowing machines at MJH/HW. Tom was such a kind and caring man.
If I didn't show up for exercise for a couple of days he would always call to see if I was okay.
Rest in peace my friend and may god be with you.

Mike Smith

October 8, 2019

Tom was always cheerful and upbeat. He enjoyed a good laugh too. He was dear to all of us and will be sorely missed.

Tommy Nelson

October 8, 2019

Tom was my supervisor for many years at State Farm. It was always kind of funny since I am E. Thomas Nelson and he was Thomas Nelson Guthrie. He was an excellent boss. He encouraged everyone to be better at work. I was fortunate to see him earlier in the year when he and Shirley came to Louisa to have lunch with his exercise buddy, Dicky Purcell and his wife Brenda. May God comfort his wife and family in their loss. He will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY