Albert "Al" Edwin Guth

March 1, 1940June 30, 2020

Albert E. Guth, 80, passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020. Al was a graduate of Central High School. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from McKenzie Business College. He also served in the Army National Guard. He began his career with Industrial Boiler Company as bookkeeper and purchasing agent and stayed with them when the company was sold to CMI in 1969. In 1972, Al helped to found Astec Industries with four of his friends and co-workers. As the company grew, he served as VP of Accounting, Chief Financial Officer and served on the Board of Directors. In 1996 he started Astec Financial Services, an in-house finance division. He retired in 2006 as Senior VP of Administration. Al was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer and Vols fan. He was a quiet and dignified man but often showed his humorous side to family and close friends. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Annie Guth, and his sister, Gwendolyn Baker. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annita Guth; daughter Amy (Scott) Wright; sons Allan (Debbie) Guth and Andrew (Kellie) Guth; grandchildren, Jenna Hartmann, Hayden and Gavin Guth, Austin Guth and sister Thelma Eldredge. A Celebration of Life service will be at 3:00 pm Thursday, July 9, 2020 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Hall officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to Christ United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Please share your memories of Al with the family at Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, July 9, 2020


Albert "Al" Edwin Guth

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Roger Eve

July 16, 2020

I met Al in 1998 when Astec Industries bought American Augers and enjoyed his guidance and sage advice very much.
Al was a real gentleman and it was an honor to know him
Roger Eve

Darryl Brock

July 15, 2020

I just wanted to extend my heartfelt Condolences to the entire Guth family during your time of loss. I will always remember Al in fondest memory and I pray that God comforts your family during this time.

Joyce Tawzer

July 9, 2020

Annita, Amy, Allan and Andrew, I’m so very sorry I can’t be there with you today. My heart goes out to all of you. Al was a wonderful person and David and I thought a lot of him. We have many fond memories of our times together. Love and sympathy to you! Joyce

Anne Chumley

July 8, 2020

Anita, I am so sorry to hear about Al. We all had some great times together when our children were young! My heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you!

Mike Uchytil

July 7, 2020

Anita, we send our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. I have many fond memories of the times spent with Al. This is a sad time. Sending our prayers and love to you. Mike and Sherry Uchytil

Elizabeth Hambright McCoy

July 7, 2020

I didn't really get to know Al as much as I would have liked to. I was the youngest grandchild and he was an older cousin. I loved his mother, my Aunt Annie, and was named after her and my other dear Aunt Elizabeth.I remember hearing what a good son he was and how much he loved his wife Anita and his sisters,Gwendolyn and Thelma. I hope to be at the visitation on Thursday.

God Bless the family and friends,
Elizabeth Ann Hambright McCoy

Steve and Sherry Parker

July 5, 2020

We are sorry to read about the passing of Al. He remined me of a gentle giant with emotions that ran deep with kindness. Annita you will miss him in so many ways but you have the eternal promise that you will see him again. God is with you. Steve and Sherry

Jill Greco

July 2, 2020

Dear Annita,
It makes me very sad to know that Al has passed on. I loved when you both would come see me on Friday mornings. The two of you lit up the place with your beautiful smiles and amazing presence.

We never know when our lives will be blessed by another person(s), I am eternally grateful that you've both blessed mine.

With love,

Jill Greco


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