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Senior Master Sergeant Gayle B. 'Gus' Guthrie, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born in Morehead City, North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton for 53 years. He was a 28 year veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring from Langley Air Force Base in 1975.

Gayle is survived by his wife, Donna Guthrie; granddaughter, Crystal Deal; step-son, Doug Deal; daughters, Barbara Haverstock, Kathy Williams, and Stacy Guthrie; grandchildren, Kekoa, Robbie, Scott, and Tony; and sisters, Georgia Dickinson and Bertha Guthrie.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family expresses their thanks to Hampton Sentara doctors, nurses, and Palliative Care personnel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Freewill Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.