Robert Guthrie, Sr.

Robert Lewis Guthrie, Sr.

Monday, February 24th, 1941 - Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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Robert Lewis Guthrie, Sr., 79, of Salem, VA passed away on February 25, 2020. He was born on February 24, 1941. Robert, known as Bobby by his wife, was a truck driver for PJAX until he retired in 2006. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing, and watching football. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog, Macy, and grand-dog, Skeeter. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia “Jackie” Roope; and sister, Janet Algabright.

He is survived by Brenda, his wife of 55 years; his son, Robert (Cheyenne) Guthrie, and his daughter, Deirdre Blessard, all of Salem; his grandchildren, Kaleigh Blessard (Lucas) of Atlanta, Spencer Guthrie of Woodbridge, VA, and Caleb Blessard of Savannah, GA; his brother, Richard Roope of Radford; his brother-in-law, Ronald (Connie) Moore of Louisa, VA; his sisters-in-law, Frances Russel of Salem and Vivian Sexton of Roanoke; and numerous friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 4 - 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, then a memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Ken Nienke officiating.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to Good Samaritan Hospice for their compassionate care and understanding, or to the Fellowship Community Church building fund.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 1st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, March 1st, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, March 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Sunday, March 1st, 2020 5:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Ken Nienke


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Leslie Harris

Posted at 09:18am
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. A donation will be made to Hospice in Bobby's name. Richard and Michael Roop & Leslie Harris.

Zane Powell Posted at 04:44pm

So sorry to hear this. Prayers and condolences to everyone who was fortunate to have known Bobby. A lot of memories of visits at Jackie's.

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