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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Dr. Thomas Remy Cuthbert, Jr.

April 9, 1928October 28, 2019
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Dr. Thomas Remy Cuthbert, Jr. of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away on Monday October 28, 2019 at his home in Greenwood, Arkansas at the age of 91. Tom Cuthbert was born in Nashville, Tennessee on April 9, 1928 to Thomas Remy Cuthbert Sr. and Brownie Elizabeth Hopper Cuthbert. After graduating high school in Chattanooga, he attended MIT, where he was president of the flying club. He went on to Georgia Tech and earned his BSEE with highest honors. Later he graduated from SMU receiving both an MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Navy as a pilot and officer commanding Blimps and numerous aircraft including his favorite, the Hellcat. Over 51 years, Tom flew over 6,000 hours, including time in his Cessna 310 that he referred to as "Ernie's Airline".

Dr. Cuthbert had a remarkable career in electrical engineering working primarily for Rockwell Collins and Texas Instruments. He authored three books on Broadband Impedance Matching and Circuit Design. He was published in numerous publications and spoke internationally as an expert.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m., Friday, November 1 at Greenwood United Methodist Church with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery with military honors under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Rev. Lynn Strang will be officiating. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at funeral home, where the family will be in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Ernestine Strang Cuthbert; two children, Nancy Cuthbert of Dallas, Texas and Tom Cuthbert III, and his wife, Jill of San Antonio, Texas; stepdaughter, Gretchen Thomas of Fort Smith; one brother, Dr. Jerry Cuthbert and his wife, Dr. Adele Cuthbert of Silver Spring, MD. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Linsay Humphrey of San Antonio, Texas, Hannah Long of Denver, Colorado, Joe Cuthbert of Houston, Texas, Nicole Bazar and Audrey Thomas of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Pierson Criner and Lexie Criner of San Antonio, Texas and three great grandsons, Cade, Cole and Greyson. He is survived by numerous in-laws from the Strang family in the Fort Smith and surrounding area.

Pallbearers will be Joe Cuthbert, Matt Long, Pierson Criner, Harold Lee Woody, Bob Miller and Harley Strang.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Cuthbert is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Ernestine Strang Cuthbert; two children, Nancy Cuthbert of Dallas, Texas and Tom Cuthbert III, and his wife, Jill of San Antonio, Texas; stepdaughter, Gretchen Thomas of Fort Smith; one brother, Dr. Jerry Cuthbert and his wife, Dr. Adele Cuthbert of Silver Spring, MD. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Linsay Humphrey of San Antonio, Texas, Hannah Long of Denver, Colorado, Joe Cuthbert of Houston, Texas, Nicole Bazar and Audrey Thomas of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Pierson Criner and Lexie Criner of San Antonio, Texas and three great grandsons, Cade, Cole and Greyson. He is survived by numerous in-laws from the Strang family in the Fort Smith and surrounding area.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bob Miller
  • Matt Long
  • Joe Cuthbert
  • Pierson Criner
  • Harley Strang
  • Harold Lee Woody

Services

  • Viewing Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Viewing and Family Visitation Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019

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Rob Gingell

October 29, 2019

I met Tom in 1995 when he had decided to sell his airplane and I was fortunate to be able to buy it from him (and that he thought I was good enough to take care of it!) My wife and I got so much more in the great and lasting friendship we gained with Tom and Ernie and routinely enjoyed their hospitality as we flew by Ft. Smith every year or so. We greatly appreciated the remarkable gentleman we came to know over the years, appreciating not only our shared interest in aviation but also in engineering and technology and especially in his passion and concern for justice and the well-being of others. Our lives are richer for having known and been inspired by him.

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Biography

Dr. Thomas Remy Cuthbert, Jr. of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away on Monday October 28, 2019 at his home in Greenwood, Arkansas at the age of 91. Tom Cuthbert was born in Nashville, Tennessee on April 9, 1928 to Thomas Remy Cuthbert Sr. and Brownie Elizabeth Hopper Cuthbert. After graduating high school in Chattanooga, he attended MIT, where he was president of the flying club. He went on to Georgia Tech and earned his BSEE with highest honors. Later he graduated from SMU receiving both an MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Navy as a pilot and officer commanding Blimps and numerous aircraft including his favorite, the Hellcat. Over 51 years, Tom flew over 6,000 hours, including time in his Cessna 310 that he referred to as "Ernie’s Airline".

Dr. Cuthbert had a remarkable career in electrical engineering working primarily for Rockwell Collins and Texas Instruments. He authored three books on Broadband Impedance Matching and Circuit Design. He was published in numerous publications and spoke internationally as an expert.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m., Friday, November 1 at Greenwood United Methodist Church with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery with military honors under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Rev. Lynn Strang will be officiating. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at funeral home, where the family will be in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Ernestine Strang Cuthbert; two children, Nancy Cuthbert of Dallas, Texas and Tom Cuthbert III, and his wife, Jill of San Antonio, Texas; stepdaughter, Gretchen Thomas of Fort Smith; one brother, Dr. Jerry Cuthbert and his wife, Dr. Adele Cuthbert of Silver Spring, MD. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Linsay Humphrey of San Antonio, Texas, Hannah Long of Denver, Colorado, Joe Cuthbert of Houston, Texas, Nicole Bazar and Audrey Thomas of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Pierson Criner and Lexie Criner of San Antonio, Texas and three great grandsons, Cade, Cole and Greyson. He is survived by numerous in-laws from the Strang family in the Fort Smith and surrounding area.

Pallbearers will be Joe Cuthbert, Matt Long, Pierson Criner, Harold Lee Woody, Bob Miller and Harley Strang.