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James Ronald Guthrie passed away at home Oct. 9, 2023, he was born in Anderson, Ala., on Aug. 25, 1929.

He was a resident of Clinton and a member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton.

Ronald was a PFC in the United States Army, a veteran of the Korean War, a member of numerous Workers Unions (AFL-CIO) as well as a member of Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. He was recognized as Chaplain of the day of the Tennessee State Senate.

During his ministry he pastored many churches: First Baptist Church Petros (Petros), Longfield Baptist Church (Rocky Top), Woodland Park Baptist Church (Oak Ridge), Willowbrook Baptist Church (Rocky Top), Union Baptist Church (Morgan County), Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church (Lonsdale; Knoxville), Middle Creek Baptist Church (Coalfield) and was the Interim pastor for First Baptist Church Oakdale (Oakdale).

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Lonnie Guthrie and Gladys McConnell Parrish; brothers, Hollis Guthrie, David Guthrie and Layton Guthrie; and granddaughter-in-law, Dana Fox.

Ronald is survived by: Wife of 69 years, Lorene Guthrie; children, Jamie Fox (daughter), Sonya (daughter) and Kerry (son-in-law) Sizemore; grandchildren, Brian Fox (grandson), Carmen (granddaughter) and Luis (grandson-in-law) Quintana Fox, Ashley (granddaughter) and Nick (grandson-in-law) Averwater, Kara (granddaughter) and Ian (grandson-in-law) Howle; great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Asher Quintana Fox, Presley, and Arden Averwater.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service to follow.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, and go in funeral procession to Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for 11 a.m. interment.

Holley Gamble Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.