Grayson County TXGenWeb
Fairview Cemetery
Denison, Texas



 




John W. McCutchen, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 5, 2009. He was born in Palestine, Texas on November 12, 1922 and moved to Denison, Texas during high school years and graduated from Denison High School in 1939. 
He was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star Accommodation after being wounded on December 25, 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge. After returning home from the war he attended Texas A&M University, but transferred to Texas University and graduated from there in 1947 with a Civil Engineering Degree. He worked for United Gas Pipeline in Shreveport, Louisiana for 20 years and transferred to Houston, Texas and retired from United Gas-Pennzoil as Project Manager in 1989 with 35 years of service. He and his wife then moved to Sherman, Texas and made it their home for twenty years. His wife, Merline, preceded him in death in December of 2008. 
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He leaves behind his son, Bill McCutchen of Houston, Texas; his daughter Sheri Abel and husband John C. Abel of Frisco, Texas; his grandchildren Derek Abel of Dallas, Texas, Sarah Zimmermann and husband Eric Zimmermann of Prosper, Texas; great-granddaughter Hailyn; great-grandson Zander Jackson of Prosper, Texas. 
He was a successful businessman, excelling in his career at United Gas Pennzoil and always taking pride in everything he did. A quiet, reserve, distinquished man, kind with a generous heart. He taught us all many lessons in life, an amazing work ethic and above all, devoted his life to loving and providing for his family. A great athlete, loving all sports and was an amazing competitor on the tennis court. 
A graveside funeral service will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Denison, Texas on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. The family visitation hour will be held on October 8, 2009 at The Waldo Funeral Home from 5-6 p.m.. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the Home Hospice of Grayson County. 
He has gone to be with his loving wife in heaven. No more pain, no more suffering, nothing but pure joy. 
He will be deeply missed by his family and all those who had the privilege of shaking his hand and knowing what a dear and kind man he was.




Sherman - Merline Jackson McCutchen, 85, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2008, after bouts of multiple physical ailments. She was born in Kenefic, Oklahoma on October 11, 1923. She has been a resident of Sherman, Texas and made it her home with her husband for the past twenty years. 
She attended University of Texas and graduated in 1945 with a Business Degree but used her skills as a kindergarten teacher for almost 10 years in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was more than a kindergarten teacher, she was a teacher of life, a teacher of love, and anyone who had the privilege of knowing her, found that her kind, gentle way of loving, was who she was, and that love was given abundantly, no matter the person or circumstances. She was God's servant first, then came her family. The angels will be in awe when she enters the gates of Heaven. 
She leaves behind her husband, the love of her life, John W. McCutchen Jr. whom she was married to for 61 years; her son, Bill McCutchen of Houston, Texas; her daughter Sheri Abel and husband John C. Abel of Frisco, Texas; her grandchildren Sarah Zimmerman and husband Eric Zimmerman; great granddaughter Hailyn of Prosper, Texas; her grandson Derek Abel of Frisco, Texas; and her beloved sister Jerry Kemp of Kemp, Oklahoma. 
She was an artist, a teacher, a wonderful wife, a loving mother and was very active in her church, being President of her Sunday School class, a member of Rio Rojo and very involved with the Home Hospice of Grayson County Auxiliary. She gave of herself endlessly to anyone who needed it and counseled tirelessly to those who came to her with their problems or needed her special words of love and encouragement. 
Funeral services will be held at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 2:00pm. Family visitation hours will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2008 from 4-5 pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the Home Hospice of Grayson County. 
Multiple angels will have to carry her crown because it will be so heavily adorned with jewels, but it will fit her perfectly and be weightless on her head. 
She will be deeply missed by her family and all those who had the privilege of knowing her.



Elaine Nall Bay
Grayson County CC
2008