Michael Thompson Guthrie, Sr. 63, died Wednesday December 8, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday December 11, 2010 at Highlands Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be Friday December 10, 2010 from 5:00pm till 7:00pm at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Highland Colony, Ridgeland, MS. Burial will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
Mike was born January 21, 1947, in Miami, FL to Virginia and John Bridener Guthrie, Jr. Mike was a graduate of Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Mississippi State University and the Mississippi College School of Law.
Mike was a combat veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was stationed at Tan Son NHUT Air Base in Vietnam in 1966-1967. He also served in Guam and at the Columbus Air Force Base.
While in law school, Mike established Guthrie Insurance Agency. In 1982, he formed M T G Operating Co. with oil and gas operations in Wyoming.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Jeane; his son, Clint Guthrie and wife Brooke, of Birmingham, AL; daughter, Jeanette O'Reilly and husband Michael, of Madison, MS; son Thom Guthrie and wife, Katy, of San Antonio, TX; daughter Emily Ferguson and husband, Heath, of Ridgeland, MS; step-daughter Elizabeth Williams of Biloxi, and step-son Gray Goodman, III and wife, Tatum, of Jackson, MS. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen McClure of Coconut Grove, FL and brother, Richard Guthrie of Greenville, S.C. He was the proud grandfather of Twelve Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Clinton Guthrie.