W. McCutchen, Jr., 86, passed away
peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 5, 2009. He was born in
Texas on November 12, 1922 and moved to Denison, Texas during high
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
Battle of the Bulge. After returning home from the war he attended
A&M University, but transferred to Texas University and
there in 1947 with a Civil Engineering Degree. He worked for United Gas
Pipeline in Shreveport, Louisiana for 20 years and transferred to
Texas and retired from United Gas-Pennzoil as Project Manager in 1989
35 years of service. He and his wife then moved to Sherman, Texas and
it their home for twenty years. His wife, Merline, preceded him in
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
Sheri Abel and husband John C. Abel of Frisco, Texas; his grandchildren
Derek Abel of Dallas, Texas, Sarah Zimmermann and husband Eric
of Prosper, Texas; great-granddaughter Hailyn; great-grandson Zander
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,
distinquished man, kind with a generous heart. He taught us all many
in life, an amazing work ethic and above all, devoted his life to
and providing for his family. A great athlete, loving all sports and
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
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
- 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,
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
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
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
She was God's servant first, then came her family. The angels will be
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
Texas; her daughter Sheri Abel and husband John C. Abel of Frisco,
her grandchildren Sarah Zimmerman and husband Eric Zimmerman; great
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
it and counseled tirelessly to those who came to her with their
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
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
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
on her head.
She will be deeply missed by her family
and all those who had the
privilege of knowing her.