YORKTOWN - William Henry "Bill" Cutts went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, after a short illness.
A native of Weir, Miss., he had been a Peninsula resident for 56 years. Bill was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he served as an usher. He currently served on the Board of Directors for the Newport News Credit Union. He retired from the U.S. Navy, in 1972, after 22 years of service, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Bill retired from a second career, in 1998, as a director with Newport News Public Works after 25 years of service. He loved to work in his yard and play golf.
Bill married the love of his life on Oct. 5, 1956, Frieda Beemer Cutts, with whom he just celebrated 55 years of marriage. Other survivors include his sons and their wives, Stephen Bradley Cutts (Betty) of Newport News, David William Cutts (Debra) of Yorktown, one brother, Dewitt A. Cutts (Jessie) of Mississippi; two sisters, Mary Frances Black (Bobby) of Alabama, Martha Long (Hugh) of Mississippi; four grandchildren, Shannon Beth Cutts, Jessica Leigh Nixon (Eric), Krista Nicole Cutts, William David "Sonny" Cutts; two great-grandsons, David Ayden Nixon and Kaleb Eric Nixon; along with a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Liberty Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., at the church, with Pastor Joe Hunt officiating. Burial will be private.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the care and compassion given Bill by the CCU unit at Riverside Regional Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, 1021 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666.
Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com
Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.