Lester Cutter Obituary (1939 – 2021) – Moore, OK


Lester began his story in The Book of Life on September 23, 1939, arriving with his twin brother Chester in Britton, Oklahoma. They were born to Thomas Richard Cutter, Jr and Wanda Lucille Beard Cutter. A few years later, the family moved to the Cutter Family Farm in Crescent, Oklahoma.
During this chapter of his life, he and Chester were involved in many escapades that turned into entertaining stories and treasured memories. Their life together has developed a permanent bond which has not been weakened by the different paths followed in their lives. Growing up on the farm with his brothers, Richard and Chester, and his sisters, Velma and Ruby, was a special moment for him, he loved to remember those moments with his children and grandchildren. The next big chapter in her life started seeing a photo of the love of her life, Cordie. After “borrowing” his picture from a friend, they started dating and he proposed in 1962 on Valentine’s Day. They married two months later, on April 14, 1962. The following year they welcomed their first child, Ruchella, and on July 4, 1967 their firecracker son, Thomas was born, thus completing their family. Lester had a desire to travel that was shared by Cordie. While their children were young, they took many family vacations and spent time camping and exploring. They also took each of their grandchildren on a special vacation when they were teenagers. During those “empty nest” years, they continued to travel and explore the country via road trips and ocean cruises, always returning with new and entertaining stories of their adventures. The birth of her first grandson Michael began another important chapter in his life, being a grandfather. With the addition of his second grandson, Kyle, and granddaughter, Abigail, Papa Lester was always ready to accommodate their wishes. They were the light of his life. He liked to follow their activities, baseball, the marching band and dancing. Her grandchildren have always had the comfort of knowing that Papa Lester and Mema Cordie were watching and supporting them. As a proud grandfather, he had many more stories to tell about their accomplishments and beamed with joy as they shared them.
Throughout his life, Lester enjoyed playing stringed musical instruments and the piano, as well as being an avid bowler, and spent many weekends watching college football. In high school he enjoyed playing football and participating in the FFA with a Grand Champion Hog. It was not surprising to see him perform tricks such as hopping on a diving board, walking on his hands or tying a lawn chair to his water skis, some of his daring feats.
Lester completed his first chapter of work when he retired from Wilson Foods after more than 20 years, working in several areas of the plant. Not quite ready for the quiet retirement life, Lester began a second career when he was recruited by Hobby Lobby to recycle their warehouse. Due to Lester’s desire to help and his willingness to do whatever was necessary, he received special employee awards during his two careers. Lester was also very proud to have served as a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard in his young adult life.
During the last years of his life, Lester developed dementia, but even as he progressed he never lost his desire to help others. He helped other residents and staff when he could, always greeting you with a big smile. His humor remained as well as his wonderful sharing of history. He peacefully closed the last chapter of his life on November 4, 2021.
Lester was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Wanda, sisters Velma and Ruby. His beloved wife, Cordie, and his grandson, Michael. He is survived by his brothers Richard and Chester, daughter Ruchella and husband Tim, Son Thomas and wife Leslie, grandchildren Kyle and Abigail and many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins.
We honor Lester with contributions to Alzheimer’s disease prevention organizations.
Visiting Monday November 8, 2021 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel from 12 noon with formal visitation 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Lester’s final resting place will be the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Wheatland, Oklahoma.
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Posted by John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home and Chapel on Nov 6, 2021.


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