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Gherman "Captain Buck" Holland Guthrie

August 6, 1936 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 83)

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Gherman “Captain Buck” Holland Guthrie, 83, of Salter Path, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Carteret Health Care.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Salter Path United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Donald Thomas. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park.  In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Upon entering, guests will be asked health questions and their temperatures will be taken, protective masks will be required. Help us honor the Guthrie family while practicing safe measures.

Mr. Gherman was well known by many in our community for his trawler, the “Captain Buck” that he built in his back yard. He spent over 50 years doing what he loved, shrimping, on the coasts of North Carolina and his most favorite spot in McClellanville, South Carolina. Over the years, he and his sons, along with his grandsons, brother, Vernon, and nephews, loved spending time together fishing in McClellanville, South Carolina.

When he wasn’t on the water, he loved sitting in his rocking chair on his front porch which looked out onto Bogue Sound. Salt life was certainly his way of living. He loved his family and his grandchildren were a joy to his heart, he always enjoyed watching them play ball.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Willis Guthrie; daughters, Kelly Guthrie of Salter Path and Karen Guthrie Husted of Morehead City; sons, Mike Guthrie and wife Cheryl of Salter Path, Randy Guthrie and wife Sharon Kay of Salter Path and William Paul Guthrie and wife Debra of Tarboro; brothers, Vernon Guthrie and Delmas “Till” Guthrie, both of Salter Path; grandchildren, Jeremy Guthrie and wife Trista, Paige Husted, Christopher Husted and companion Jessica Bonham, Brennen Guthrie companion Taylor Davis, Kalee Beganovic and husband Senadin, Christie Sullivan and husband Kevin, Kimberly Long and husband Chris, and Bethany Sykes and husband Greg; 14 great-grandchildren; and fishing buddy, Captain JP.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Rita Guthrie; brothers, Buck Guthrie and Ottis Guthrie; nephew, Eric Guthrie; and close friend, Captain “Froggy” Robertson.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25­, 2020, at Salter Path United Methodist Church. The same safety guidelines apply.

Flowers are welcome.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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June 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Salter Path United Methodist
1200 Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575

Funeral Service
June 26, 2020

2:00 PM
Salter Path United Methodist
1200 Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575

Interment Following Funeral Service
June 26, 2020

Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570

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