Claymon Harmon McCutcheon, 85, of Lubbock passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020. He was born July 1, 1935 in Hollis, Oklahoma to James and Mary (Carpenter) McCutcheon. He grew up in Sundown, graduating in 1953. After graduating, Claymon worked as a tool pusher in the oil field for two years. On June 15, 1955 he married Martha Burke in Corsicana, Texas. The couple later made their home in Dell City, Texas where he worked as truck driver, later owning the local lumber yard. In 1972 he served as the Deputy Sheriff for Hudspeth County, becoming Sheriff in 1974, retiring on December 31, 1980. The couple moved to Lubbock in January of 1981 where he began working as the maintenance supervisor at the Lubbock State School. He retired, again, in August of 1997.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of more than 65 years, Martha; children, Carla Lewis and husband Clay of Plainview, Gene McCutcheon and wife Nancy of Arlington, and Jack McCutcheon and wife Judy of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Claymon was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Anita Kay Macha.
A come-and-go visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Venue on Broadway with the family receiving friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Venue on Broadway with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Guests will be required to wear face coverings. The service can be viewed live here on this site as well.
Martha and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I saw him almost everyday when you lived in Dell City and he was always the same - a joyful servant. We were fortunate to see him entertaining a few times in nursing homes and rehab centers in the Lubbock area. I believe these uplifting gigs were after a long day at his regular job. Such a good guy - a good friend. Yes, memories of Claymon leave the world a happier place.
Kathie Karnes LEVELLAND, TX
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Claymon brought joy and comfort to all he came close to. His since of humor could not be bested by anyone, and he was always there to help and support. He taught by example by living a good loving Christian life. He will be deeply missed.
Randy Scott South Jordan, UT
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Claymon was a vary good friend of my family and, especially, my dad Texas State Trooper Gaylord Scott. My dad had immense respect for Sheriff McCutcheon and they worked well together. He was kind and funny to all of us kids and he was truly a great man. God bless all of you and I hope my Dad and Claymon are in heaven telling “war” stories again.
Martha Jo Lennox (M.J Lovington, NM
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
I'm so sorry for the loss of Claymon. Krista was very fond of him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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