BONHAM - Grover K. Cupit entered into eternal salvation surrounded by his family on July 12, 2014 at Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham .
Our Daddy, known to many as G.K. , others as Skeet, and his grandchildren as Paw Paw, was born December 27, 1922 in Caddo, Ok to the parents of Emmett and Clara Bardwell Cupit. Our grandparents moved to Van Alstyne when our Daddy was a young boy and he spent most of his life living in Grayson County. He attended Van Alstyne Public Schools and served in the Army
Air Corp during WWII
stationed in the British West Indies. He married our mother Thomasine Cupit on March 8, 1947. She predeceased him on July 15, 2011. Others who have preceeded him in death include his parents, brothers Floyd, Lloyd, and Ray Cupit, as well as several nephews and a neice.
Daddy's career began as a lineman working for Grayson-Collin Electric Co-op in 1947 and retiring as the construction foreman in 1985. He spent many long days, nights, and weekends working in various inclement weather conditions ensuring our rural neighbors in the Grayson/Collin area had electricity. Daddy and retirement were not a good match so he returned to work in 1986 and worked approximately 18 more years for the Van Alstyne and Anna ISD's. He also had the privilege of coaching Van Alstyne Little League and Pony League baseball teams in the early 1960's as well as serving as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troup 44 in the mid 60's. Daddy was a member of Elmont Baptist Church.
Surviving our Daddy include daughters Linda (Ted) Cherry of Navasota, Tx, Connie Blankenship of Howe, Lori Stevens of Van Alstyne and sons Kenneth (Sharon) Cupit of Van Alstyne, Robert (Lynn) Cupit of Martinez CA , and William (Vicky) Cupit of Van Alstyne. Grandchildren include Scotty Cupit of Corsicana, Tx., Daniel Cherry of Washington, Tx , Angela Dee of Yulee, Fl., Kayla Rogers of West , Tx, Tara Wallis of Howe, Tx , Tamara Spencer of Harrod Ohio, Brian Wallis of Howe, Tx., Bethany BuShea of Palm Harbor Fl., Amanda Endsley of Hereford, Tx., Kevin Stevens of Plano, Tx. and Kelsea Stevens of Van Alstyne. He is also survived by 20 great grandchildren as well as sister Imogene Montgomery of Ft Worth, Tx and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at Scoggins Funeral Home on Friday, July 18th at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Services will be conducted by Bro. Jim Poole. Interment will follow at Van Alstyne Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made in Grover Cupit's name to:
Cal Farley's Boy Ranch
P.O. Box 1890
Amarillo, Tx . 79174