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Kilgore Green Funeral Home

1200 Birmingham Ave, Jasper, AL

OBITUARY

John Willard Guthrie

October 1, 1934September 12, 2020

John Willard “Cotton” Guthrie, 85, of Jasper, passed away September 12, 2020, at Walker Baptist Medical Center, due to the COVID-19 Virus.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Oak Hill Cemetery with Kilgore-Green Funeral Home directing. Dr. Lloyd Stilley will officiate.

Willard was born on October 1, 1934. He served in the US Army. He was a long-standing member of the Jasper First Baptist Church. Willard worked in the car business for over 50 years he was with Earnest Crump Motors for 44 years before retiring where he was better known as “Cotton”. In his retirement, he enjoyed his breakfast group at Deano’s.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Williams Guthrie; sister, Doris Elliott, and brother, Joe Guthrie.

He is survived by his son, John Todd Guthrie (Melodie); sister, Maxine Wallace (Doyle); longtime companion, Billie Odom, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cotton’s First Baptist Church Sunday School Class.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Memories

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Debbie Crump Nations

September 15, 2020

Thinking of you, Todd and sending many prayers. I thought the world of your Dad. We always called him, “Cotton”. He was such a good man and always so proud of you.
May God surround you with His love and give you comfort.
God Bless,
Debbie Crump Nations

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