Walter M. Cutler

September 20, 1941 - October 20, 2019
Walter M. Cutler

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Walter Merton Cutler age 78, a resident of 386 NC Hwy 92 East, Washington, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday October 20th, 2019. The Lord granted him his request to leave this earth at home while he was asleep in his own bed with his wife Betty Lou Elks Cutler of 57 years at his side.

Mr. Cutler was born on September 20th, 1941 the son of the late Merton Theodore Cutler and Drusilla Delone Cutler. He is survived by their four children Kent Cutler, Kathy Boyd (Robbie), Kevin Cutler (Tammy), and Karen Jarvis (Billy). Eight grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer), Shelby (Philomon), Savanna, Thack, Haley, Reece, Cameron and Brantley. Two great Grandchildren, Asher and Dakota. One sister Gloria Delone and three brothers, Leland, Jerry and Donald Cutler. He had many of nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by one Grandchild, AJ Jarvis and daughter in law Michelle Cutler, three sisters, Eva Barber, Margaret Fisher, and Maxine Cutler as well as two brothers, James Cutler and Sherald Cutler.

Mr. Cutler graduated in 1960 from Bath High School. He was employed by National Spinning and then for the City of Washington as their purchasing Director and retired after 33 years in 1998. Mr. Cutler was truly a God fearing man who was steadfast in his faith and beliefs in the Lord Jesus Christ. He served as a Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer, Deacon and later became one of the Elders of Woodards Pond Church of Christ for well over 35 years.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 from 6-8:00 pm and Funeral Service Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm both at Woodards Pond Church of Christ with his sons Kent and Kevin Cutler and minister, Eddie Gurganus officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Family will also receive friends at the home. Per Mr. Cutler’s request, his Grandchildren will serve as his pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to the Woodards Pond Church of Christ Building Fund. P.O. Box 1302 Washington, NC 27889.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Young, Dr. Shammas, Kindred Home Health nurses and therapists, Community Hospice and all of our church family that has been a part of our beloved “Papa’s” life for many years. One of his favorite quotes was “This is just our temporary home” and now he gets to go home where he has long awaited.

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Joseph B. Paul, Jr Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Cutler family.
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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:00 PM

Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ - Directions
9004 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Woodard's Pond Church of Christ - Directions
9004 US Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • October 21, 2019
    Robin Baker says:
    As a child, I remember Uncle Walter being a quite man. But, he always had a friendly smile. Recently I had been reading the Bible. Some of what I read I didn't understand. So I wanted to talk to Uncle Walter. Unfortunately, he had been so sick. I went to for a visit and asked him, "can I talk to you about the Bible?" With that same friendly smile he said, "I would be glad too." I took his words to my heart because, I knew the Lord was in his heart. There are so many things I could say about this wonderful man. But I will end this heart warmed message with this. He was a loving husband and a loving father. I was so proud to call him my Uncle Walter. He will be greatly missed and we will never forget the time we had with him. Aunt BooBoo, Kent, Kathy, Kevin, and Karen my prayers and concerns go out to you. I love you all so much.

  • November 01, 2019
    Bonnie Keech says:
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you.

  • October 23, 2019
    Billy Ray Askew says:
    Mrs. Betty Lou, Kent, Kevin, Kathy, Karen and your families, Mr. Walter was always a great encourager in his faith in Jesus. We will definitely miss is reminders of what is really important but are thankful that he has found perfect health and peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • October 23, 2019
    Pam Griffin says:
    I was so sorry to read that Mr. Walter had passed. My father, Plummer A. Daniel, Sr. thought the world of him and this is how I came to meet him which was at the City of Washington. I must say he is one of the kindest people I have every met and his smile could light up a room. He had such kind words at my own father's funeral that he said to my mother and I. Praying God will send you joy in the memories of him and his wonderful life.

  • October 23, 2019
    Ellen Edwards Heck says:
    ...a quality Man from a quality from the Edwards younguns

  • October 23, 2019
    Teressa and Wayne Parker says:
    Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this difficult time.

  • October 22, 2019
    viola lupton says:
    I was so sorry to hear about Walter's passing. He was a good man and a childhood friend. I have good memories of him. I pray for peace for all of you.

  • October 22, 2019
    Larry Jackson says:
    My the Lord Jesus give you that remain peace ...knowing Walter is home

  • October 22, 2019
    LILA EVERETT says:
    Prayers for strength and peace for your family.

  • October 22, 2019
    Carol Williams says:
    My deepest condolences to all the family. Walter was such a humble, giving and kind man, Really enjoyed the years we worked together at the City. He will truly be missed. Prayers for comfort and strength during your time of sadness.

  • October 21, 2019
    Donald and Linda Carver Clark says:
    So many lives have been touched by Mr Walter...By his example, by his faith, and his determination. He put God first, and his family and his church were never neglected. He has everyones respect. Rest in Jesus. We all love you.

  • October 21, 2019
    viola lupton says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Walter. he was a neighbor growing up with me and I cherish his memory.

  • October 22, 2019
    William&Glenda Hill says:
    So sorry to hear of Mr. Cutler's passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

  • October 21, 2019
    Robert & Linda Hedgepeth says:
    Thinking of all of you.

  • October 21, 2019
    Sandra and Doug Nichols says:
    So sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your families

  • October 21, 2019
    Anonymous says:
    Thoughts and Prayers are with the family during such a time of sadness & yet a time of relief. Relief that Uncle Walter is free from suffering and enjoying the wonderful sights & welcome home he received.

    Love Tracy, Gene & Family ❤

  • October 21, 2019
    Wendy Godley says:
    Sending my love to the family. I know, as I am sure you know, he is with his Savior and healed once more. I know the heartache of the loss can seem insurmountable at times, but just know that our creator is in control. Take comfort in the fact that he no longer endures the difficulties of this world. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants" Psalm 116:15 (NIV) Love you all, Wendy E. Godley

  • October 21, 2019
    Lori Morgan says:
    Kathy, Karen, Kevin, Kent and your mama, my heart goes out to you and my prayers going up during this sad time. Praying God's comfort to you all.

  • October 21, 2019
    Sue Ann Taylor says:
    Sorry to hear of Walter's God strengthen & comfort you all during this time & the days to come!

  • October 21, 2019
    Ken & Cathy Spivey says:
    Betty Lou, we just wanted to let you know how deeply sorry we are for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  • October 21, 2019
    Jimmy Swain says:
    I want to express my condolence to Betty and the whole family. I hope you will see the good side to what has happen, Walter was a good man and while it is your loss today, it is Walter's gain. What better to say than he was a good christian man, a good husband and a good father and grandfather.

  • October 21, 2019
    Dorcas and Jimmy Oaklley says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.