Bill was a teacher for thirty years at Mingo School. He retired from there in 1994. He was born in a small log cabin in Adair County, Oklahoma to Homer and Lucille (Rhine) Guthrie of Westville, OK.
Bill graduated from Westville High School in 1960, earned a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern State in Tahlequah, OK and a Master's Degree in Art from the University of Tulsa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Wanda Long and nephews: Larry and Don Kindle.
Bill is survived by his life partner: Jonathan Stanley, close friends: Jane Cahalen, Pat Johnson and Erik Nelson, his little dog: J.J., sister: Elva Jackson and husband Bill, nieces: Tammy Wilcoxen and husband Don, Trish Henington and husband Jim, nephews: Henry Jackson, Kenneth Kindle and wife Mary, Mike Kindle and wife Janelle, many grand and great grandnieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.