Charles Thomas Chuck Cuthbertson
Funeral Date: 1/22/2014

Obituary:
Charles Thomas (Chuck, Chuckie, Chuck-Chuck) Cuthbertson, age 60, of the SEARK Human Development Center, Warren, AR. died January 20, 2014. He was born to the late James and Kathleen Cuthbertson September 20, 1953. Born with Down's syndrome and other developmental issues, doctors projected a short life span. Chuck died at 60 years of age and until the last 15 months was an active person. Much of his longevity can be credited to the Arkansas Human Development Centers for the outstanding care, training and love he received. Always a favorite by the staff, he lived at the Conway HDC, Arkadelphia HDC and finally at the Warren HDC. His parents were tireless workers in developing services for special needs children. Chuck loved rock 'n roll music, especially Jerry Lee Lewis; arranging his army men just so and then knocking them down with a smile; riding in fast cars; and his snacks of coke and cookie. He could manipulate his brothers for extra coke and cookie without them realizing it. His favorite meal was dessert and whether it be "piece of pie" or "peach pie", he was ready to eat. As a youngster he could rough house with his brothers and as an older man, young children delighted in playing around him. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim Cuthbertson. He is survived by two brothers, John and spouse, Gingy; Robert and spouse, Denise of Warren and one sister, Carolyn Sanford and spouse, Chuck Carlin, of Northfield, MN; nieces, nephews, cousins and his extended family of the SEARK Human Development Center. Funeral Services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday January 22, at Frazerís Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Jim Wheeler. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Bob Plair, Jack Hankins, Harvey Splawn, Bill Wisener, Kip Kelley, Bill Simpkins, Bob Laster and Carroll Wayne Lathan. Honorary pallbearers were Staff at Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center, Dr. Dichelle George, Dr. Donnie Bryant and Dr. Bob Smalling. Memorials preferred to Judy Adams, SEARK HDC, Employee Relations Committee, 1 Center Circle, Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Robbie Clark Bowers
Message: My sincere sympathy to the family.Prayers for each of you and all his friends.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
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Name: Fran&Jimmy Reep
Message: So sorry to hear of Chucks Passing,you all are in Our prayers. Living life to fullest today, Praise the Lord.

Name: Huge and Brenda Quimby
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Name: Campbell and Judy Wilkerson
Message: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are praying for your family.

Name: Carole and Bob Gard
Message: Saddened to hear of Cousin Chuck's death. He was very loved by his family and touched us all in different ways. I attribute some of my 40+ years of working with special needs kids to having him as a special cousin. LOVE to all, Carole and Bob

Name: Bill & Harriet Simkins
Message: I knew Chuck for quite a while and he always had a smile and a quip of PEach Pie and Ice Cream for me. Loved him very much. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Name: French & Judy Wynne
Message: Our prayers are with you.

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: We are so sorry for your loss but what an amazing testimony of love that Chuck lived such a long life.

Name: James Wright
Message: I have fond memories of Chuck from childhood and growing up in that wonderful neighborhood. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time of adjustment.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Prayers for the family.

Name: David Hargis
Message: A long time ago in the 1960's, I met Chuck when we played football, or maybe basketball, in John's back yard. The Cuthbertsons showed our town how to embrace the unexpected with dignity and love. Chuck had the best life he could have because of that. And my bet is that Gingy wrote the obituary.

Name: Charles Landers
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Name: Dana Harvey
Message: Chuck is now an angel in Heaven, as he was on this earth. Chuck's love of his family was ever evident. Though he will be missed, it is comforting to know that he is free from the limitations he knew in this world. My prayers are with you all.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: Such a sweet person. The staff of BCMC ER have the family in our thoughts and prayers. Paige Stell, RN & the Staff of ER

Name: Tracy Rice
Message: I was his teacher for a short period of time but grew to love him dearly. I will miss him.

Name: Shemika Marshall
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Name: Tracy Oglesby
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Name: Danielle Brown-Lee
Message: You will be missed by everybody. Love you R.I.P.

Name: Henrietta Collins
Message: really going to miss Chuck.

Name: Vera Hampton (Retired Staff)
Message: You will be missed!

Name: Evangelene Carr
Message: You will be missed

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: May God comfort you all during your time of loss. Prayers for the entire family.......

Name: Robert & Laverne Laster
Message: Prayers for the family

Name: Linda Scales
Message: My heart is heavy. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Chuck was a very special member of our family. Chuck was the type of person who captured your heart the minute you met him. Thank you for sharing such a great person with me. I am blessed to have had Chuck in my life.

Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Thinking of you & your family during this difficult time.

Name: John and JeNelle Lipton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuthbertson family

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: So sorry for your loss.