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Leslie Earl Guthrie Jr.

March 24, 1947 — February 8, 2024

Morehead City

Leslie Earl Guthrie Jr., 76, of Morehead City, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Carteret Health Care. 

A funeral service to honor Leslie’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 13th at Munden Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. The service will remain on the Funeral Home website for 90 days.

Leslie was born on March 24, 1947, in Cedar Point, NC, to the late Leslie and Oleda Smith Guthrie. When he spoke of his childhood, his eyes would light up as he fondly reminisced about working alongside his father on shrimp boats. It was during those formative years that Leslie developed a deep love for the sea and everything associated with it. He could hold his breath for an impressive amount of time, a skill that came in handy when he worked on the underwater parts of boats.

Leslie had a natural knack for working with his hands and was known for his passion for dismantling and reassembling things. Leslie was always intrigued with how things worked. 

Leslie had served the community as a dedicated volunteer at the Salter Path Fire Department. His selflessness and commitment to protecting others were inspirational. 

Known for his love of dogs, Leslie always had a soft spot for his furry friends. He was happy to have a wagging tail near him and always had a warm heart for any canine companion. In his free time, Leslie loved watching wrestling. He found joy and excitement in each match, cheering on his favorite wrestlers with fervor and enthusiasm. 

Family was of utmost importance to Leslie, and he will forever be missed and treasured in the hearts of his loved ones. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness, resilience, and a genuine love for others.

Those remaining to cherish his memory are his sisters, Linda Coleman (Clinton) of Jacksonville, Vesta Willis of Salter Path, Sandra Pierce of Sneads Ferry, Bernadette Liverman (Benny) of Sneads Ferry, and Darlene Guthrie (Ernie) of Salter Path.

In addition to his parents, Leslie was preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Guthrie and Phyllis Snipes; brother, Walter Ray Guthrie; and brothers-in-law, Wade Willis and Phil Pierce.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

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

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory

2112 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory

2112 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

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Interment Following

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Gethsemane Memorial Park

700 NC-24, Newport, NC 28570

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