James Joseph McCutcheon

August 19, 1947December 5, 2018

James Joseph McCutcheon, 71, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Born August 8, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late James Kennedy and Goldie Kosis McCutcheon.

While spending most of his life residing in Wildwood, Florida, Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wildwood. He was president of the football booster club and a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a proud Little League coach for all of his children. Jim enjoyed golfing, riding motorcycles, boating, traveling, shooting skeet and sporting clays, but most of all loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jim was a Florida State Seminole and a Georgia Bulldog fan.

Jim was a custom homebuilder for his entire career. After retiring seven years ago, he and his family moved to The Georgia Club in Statham, Georgia to be closer to his children and grandchildren and became a member of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church. In September 2017, he was the recipient of a single lung transplant at Duke University Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela O’Dell McCutcheon; his four children, Todd McCutcheon (Julie), Darren McCutcheon (Liz), Kelly Argo (James), and Megan McCutcheon; one brother, John McCutcheon (Patsy); seven grandchildren, Sydney and Macey McCutcheon, Hayden, Madelyn, and James McCutcheon, and Addie and Hadyn Argo.

Jim’s memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at The Georgia Club Ballroom with Bronson Crawford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Extra Special People, 189 VFW Dr., Watkinsville, GA 30677.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2018

James Joseph McCutcheon

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Tom Strickland

January 4, 2019

Jim was the drummer in our first rock and roll band! He always kept us laughing! He was a great guy and he will always be missed!

Tom Strickland

January 4, 2019

Jim was a drummer in our rock and roll band that we once had! He always kept us laughing! He was a good man and we will always miss him!


January 4, 2019

Jim was the drummer in one of my first rock bands in high school. He always kept us laughing....

Bob Knorr

December 12, 2018

Pam, So Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim and David were two of my favorite home order guys here in the Villages. As a new home sales rep, we were always looking for the “easy” way out, and then Jim would politely “explain “ the way we were going to get things done . Always enjoyed working with Jim. My prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerely, Bob Knorr

Lynn and Dale Ellis

December 11, 2018

We have always thought so much of your family. Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You are in our hearts and prayers!

Mike and Peggy wood

December 11, 2018

With deepest sympathy, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

Patti Fort (Rolfe)

December 10, 2018

Pam, my thought s and prayers are with you for the loss of your husband. Patti

Dot Brevik

December 7, 2018

I met Jim and Pam in Durham NC where they had an apartment across the hall. My husband received a double lung transplant on September 21,2017. I lost him on April 10, 2018. Jim was a source of inspiration for us and even though I did not know him for very long I will always cherish him and Pam, two wonderful friends. God is good

Billy & Betsy Suber

December 7, 2018

Dear Pam and family,
We were so sorry to hear the the news of Jim’s passing. We are lifting you all in our thoughts and prayers. We’re trusting that the many memories you all made together will comfort each of you at this time and for years to come. May God keep you in His Loving care,

Billy & Betsy

Carole Bennett

December 7, 2018

Dear Pam and family, it would take a book to write all the good memories of times with you all. My heart breaks for you and many prayers and much love are with you. May God grant you the peace that truly passes all understanding. Carole