William Eugene Cutteridge

October 12, 1936 - August 25, 2022

William Eugene Cutteridge, 85, a resident of Fort Myers for 25 years, formerly of Sebree, KY, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2022. He was born October 12, 1936 in Evansville, IN to William and Anna Cutteridge, now deceased. 

Bill was Ordained as a Minister by the Full Gospel Ministers Association. He loved God and his family above ALL things. He was enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country from 1954 to 1962 in the Infantry Division. At the time he was Honorably Discharged, his rank was Staff Sergeant. He spent his life in service to his God, his Family and his Country, helping those he knew and those he did not. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, basketball and playing golf with his sons. He dearly loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Bill’s career began in the automotive industry where he started as Shop Foreman at Moutoux Auto Machine in Evansville, IN. He served there for 8 years. 

During the Vietnam War, he was employed by Whirlpool Inc. in Evansville, IN. Here he began his duties in the production of ammunition for the war. He was later promoted to Assistant Supervisor for the final assembly area. After the war, Bill returned to Moutoux in Regional Sales covering the areas of Southern IL, Southern IN and Western KY until he retired. At that time, Bill became the Manager of Main Street Auto Parts/Gibson Auto Parts until their closing 7 years later. He was then employed by KB Alloys, Inc., Robards, KY where he began as a Reverb Furnace Operator and shortly after, was promoted to Production Supervisor serving that capacity for 13 years. After retiring from KB Alloys, Bill and Gayera began their journey to Florida. During their working years in Florida, Bill and Gayera ran their own cleaning business which led them to meeting many people and making many friends. After their business closed, their service did not. Bill helped those he knew and those he did not know out of love and service to Christ.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gayera Cutteridge of Fort Myers; two children, Stephen Cutteridge (Jennifer) of Alva and Duane Cutteridge (Angie) of Dixon, KY; six grandchildren, Morgan Cutteridge, Alyson Cutteridge, Nathanael Cutteridge, Garrett Cutteridge, Daniel Cutteridge (Barbara) and Matthew Cutteridge (Ashley); as well as three great grandchildren, Taylor Cutteridge, Delyliah Cutteridge and MaKenzie Cutteridge. 

Memorial Services will be held 12:00 PM, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916.

Committal Services with Military Honors will be held 9:30 AM, Thursday, September 1, 2022 at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL  34241.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

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  1. Jessica Aug 31, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    So sorry for your lose and we will definitely be praying for the family.

  2. Phyllis Timmerman Aug 31, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Glenn and I will miss our friend and neighbor. Privileged to have had so many delightful conversations with Bill. His sense of humor and positive outlook on life was always uplifting and made us smile.

  3. Dorothy Torino Aug 31, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    I had the extreme honor of knowing Bill for many, many years here in Florida. I don’t know how I got so lucky. He had the most upbeat personality, was quick-witted and the personification of positivity. The world is a little dimmer now, but lucky Heaven…you have gotten a real gem.

  4. Dennis Myers Aug 31, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    I remember Bill well and the good times at Sebree church.
    Bill and Gayera are such a wonderful couple.
    Prayers for the family

  5. Mike Briggs l Sep 2, 2022 at 10:45 am

    My deepest condolences to you and your family😞
    I know how hard it is to loose family
    Keep your head up and stay busy is my best advice
    God bless you all 🙏🙏

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