The Obit For David Guthrie

W. David Guthrie

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 1, 2010

GUTHRIE, W. David W. David Guthrie, age 66 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away of natural causes at his home Friday evening, July 30, 2010. Mr. Guthrie was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 17, 1943 and was the son of J. R. Guthrie, Sr. and Evelyn C. Guthrie.

Mr. Guthrie is survived by his wife, Mary M. (Micki) Guthrie of 36 years. Other survivors include: daughters Kasey L. Guthrie, Kirsten and Stan Hutchins, Kelly and Daryl Marshall all residents of Gwinnett County. Also included in the family are the following grandchildren: BoBo, Kyle, Hayden and Max Marshall, and James, Kayla and Kelsey Hutchins, one brother, John R. Guthrie, Jr. and sister-in-law, Angela B. Guthrie.

Mr Guthrie led his Murphy High School Baseball Team to the Georgia State Championship in 1961. Afterward, as a strapping 17 year old athlete, Mr. Guthrie signed a bonus contract to play professional baseball with the Saint Louis Cardinals. He played professionally with the Cardinals organization for 10 years.

After his baseball career, Mr. Guthrie and his wife Micki began a long and successful career in the business world. Their company, Mid Continental, Inc. has been on the cutting edge for building, real estate and development in Gwinnett County for over 30 years. Mr. Guthrie was selected by the Atlanta Home Builders Association as developer/builder of the year in 1987 and 1988. Among his successful ventures were: Killian Hill Manor, Wedgewood Chase, Cambridge Farms, Jamestowne and River Oak Village.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, August 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 Pm at Tom Wages Funeral Home, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 2, at 2:30 PM, with Rev. Frank Cox officiating. Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Hill Road.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411.