James O. "Jimmy, Jim" Cuthbertson, Jr.
Funeral Date: 12/13/2009

Obituary:
James O. (Jimmy, Jim) Cuthbertson, Jr., 68, of Warren, AR., died at home on December 11, 2009 of cancer. Born June 30, 1941 in Warren, AR, he was the son of the late James O. Cuthbertson and Kathleen Creed Cuthbertson. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn C. Sanford and spouse, Charles Carlin of Northfield, MN; three brothers, John Cuthbertson and spouse, Gingy; Robert Cuthbertson and spouse, Denise, and Chuck Cuthbertson of the SEARK Human Development Center, all of Warren; and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Warren. He was a graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1959, where he participated in all varsity sports and went on to graduate from Henderson State University with both bachelor and master's degrees in coaching and art. He began his coaching (football and track) and teaching career in Mercedes, Texas and continued for 40 plus years at several high schools and colleges in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Minnesota, and Florida. He was gifted as a coach and beloved by many as a mentor. He was possessed by a passion for teaching and guiding athletes, developing in them self discipline, teamwork, and respect for others. He was always the coach who had a few minutes after practice for that extra workout or special words of advice and formed lasting relationships with many of them. He was the organizer and creative force behind many childhood memories. From lining the backyard with flour to create a football field to designing custom tee shirts for the NBL (National Backyard League, a whiffle ball and basketball group), the Cuthbertson backyard was a magnet for many young men while Jimmy ran the show! Stricken with severe rheumatoid arthritis he returned to Warren and pursued several hobbies. He served as a volunteer track and field coach for the Warren Schools during which time the girl's teams won two state titles. He was an early proponent of Title IX and was inducted into the Lumberjack Hall of Fame for his volunteer work. His love of antique toys and model trains formed new friendships as he traveled across the country to various shows. Affectionately known as "Santa Claus" because of his white beard and hair, he assembled a collection to rival Santa. Other hobbies included his love of classic cars, reading, old television shows and movies. He could remember minute details in each and loved pointing them out time and time again. Funeral services were Sunday, December 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Frazer's Chapel with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Jim Wheeler. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Carlton Davis, Doug Spencer, Zack Plair, Bob Laster, Mark McClellan, Eddie Brown, Sam Russell and Dr. Joe H. Wharton. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Carlin, Travis Creed and Charles Creed. Memorials may be made to Donald W. Reynolds YMCA, 207 N. Main, Warren, AR 71671, First United Methodist Church, 111 W. Church, Warren, AR 71671, or Warren Branch Library, 115 W. Cypress, Warren, AR.

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Name: Preston Parker
Message: Was such a shock to hear that Jimmy passed away. I had just talked with him a short time ago. He was such a great person and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Name: Levie Parker Angle
Message: To all of the family may God watch over each of you. Take comfort in knowing that God has promised us that we will all meet again in the sweet by and by. My prayers and thoughts will be with each of you. God bless each of you.

Name: Johnnie Parker Angle
Message: My heart was full of sorrow when I learned that Jim had passed away. It has been years since I lived in Warren and worked at Waynes and also for myself at the Town House Resataurant but I knew all of the family and had such good memories of each of you. Jim will surely be missed by all.

Name: Felton Parker
Message: Jim was a little older than myself but I knew all of the family. Having graduated in 1967 I came in contact with almost all of the family at one time or another. Jim was a wonderful person and had a kind heart. He will truly be missed. May God watch over each of you.

Name: Judy W. Burns
Message: It was such a blessing to get to visit with Jimmy at our recent class reunion. I will miss him and always love his gift of humor and caring for us all.

Name: Karen & David Moellenberndt
Message: We didn't know Mr. Jimmy Cuthbertson but we know his brother John and his wife Ms. Gingy Cuthbertson. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time! May God Bless You each one!

Name: wayne salter
Message: He helped others find great happiness in many things.Now he is coaching a new team.

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To all the Cuthbertson's: I was very sad to read of Jimmy's passing. He was an inspiration to many for all he did for others. You all are in my prayers.

Name: TOM ED WRIGHT
Message: Yes, seems like just yesterday I was in Warren. I remember both Jim and John. I trust that the Lord will comfort you in this time of sorrow and loss. REV. T.E. WRIGHT

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: tommy freeman
Message: I enjoyed playing nbl with Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Tommy

Name: David & Tina McClain
Message: Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your families. May the God bless and keep you and your families safe during this trying time of your life. Your brother I will always remember what he taught and did for me when I was growing up and playing sports. Thank you.

Name: Terry & Karen Norton
Message: Mr.Jim was a fine man. We are so sorry for the familys lose. Our prayers and Thougts are with you during this difficult time.

Name: Deana Ward
Message: I remember seeing Mr. Cuthbertson many times durring high school, especially my senior year when I covered the track team for journalism. Now that I work with Chuck at the HDC, I had never put the two together. He was a great coach and a very nice man. I'm sorry for your loss.

Name: Carolyn S.
Message: Coach, May God be with you and your family during the loss of your brother.

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr.
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Name: Mark Cuthbertson
Message: My sympathy And prayers to the family.

Name: Charlotte Denton
Message: John, Robert and families, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Chris, Elizabeth, & Seth Reed
Message: Our prayers and sympathy are with you during this time.

Name: David and Pam Reaves
Message: Our prayers go out to Jimmy's family. I will always remember the great times I had playing in the NBL.

Name: Heath Reep
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Name: Sharon Cuthbertson Trulove
Message: Good memories of our cousin that helped mr learn how to throw a football.

Name: Joyce, Reginald and Brfando Morris (Cuthbertson)
Message: We send our hope for peace and blessings for Jimmy and all of our family, with our deepest sympathy and Love, Joyce and Family