July 25, 1935
September 29, 2018
Woodrow W. "Woody" Guthrie, age 83 of Boones Mill, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 25, 1935 a son of the late Wilbur and Lillie Angell Guthrie. Woody was a 32°Mason with Isaacs Lodge #29 A.F. & A.M., and a member of the Scottish Rite, Kazim Shriners, Piedmont Shrine Club and Roanoke Shrine Club.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Minnix “Pat” Guthrie; son, James A. “Jim” Guthrie (Janie); his grandchildren, Brittney Sigmon (Chris), Amanda “Mandi” Guthrie, Megan M. Guthrie and Brian McGinn; adopted grandson, Reaves Ward; great-granddaughter, Hayden Sigmon; brothers, Jim “Monroe” Guthrie and Johnny Guthrie; sisters, Frances G. Donahue, Nadean Guthrie and Shirley G. Feazelle; half-brother, Billy Guthrie; half-sister, Nancy Stanley; many nieces, nephews and countless friends.
The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Children’s Hospital, Transportation Fund, 628 West Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia 24016.
A memorial service celebrating Woody’s life will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Conner-Bowman Funeral Home with Rev. James H. Steele officiating followed by masonic rites. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 5 p.m. and also after the service.
Woody’s favorite quote, one in which he lived: “Knowledge ain’t worth a damn, unless you pass it on”.
Arrangements by Conner Bowman Funeral Home, 62 VA Market Place Drive (Route 220 @ Wirtz Road), Rocky Mount. www.connerbowman.com