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William (BILL) Homer Cupit, Sr.

February 22, 1937 — May 11, 2024


William Homer Cupit Sr. (Bill) waltzed his way into heaven on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, surrounded by family during his final dance here on earth.  Bill (87) was born February 22nd, 1937, to Preston and Myrtle (Willis) Cupit in Caddo, OK.

Bill spent most of his life horseback working thousands of head of cattle in the wheat pastures of Bovina, TX and surrounding communities and at several ranches in New Mexico.   Some of his best years cowboying were spent at the Baca Land and Cattle ranch in northern New Mexico.  The Baca holds special memories for him and his entire family that are still talked about today.  He was proud of being a cowboy and he was good at it.  He could rope and doctor cattle in an open pasture with ease.  When shipping cattle out, he had the keen ability to keep count of the herd and determine weights of cattle with a high degree of accuracy.  

Bill liked Beech-Nut tobacco, working dogs, fat cattle and fast horses, so after he hung up his saddle, he worked at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack for many years.  He never met a stranger and made many friends during his lifetime.  Bill or “Wild Bill” as he was sometimes called also LOVED to country and western dance, another trait he was really good at and did until the hips gave out.

Bill was very proud of his family and loved them all.  Left to treasure his memory are his sons Bill Jr. (Renee), Billy Shawn (Lela), daughters Randee (Cary) Jones and Missy (Bobby) Ford.  7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, Brandi (Leonard) Newbill, and her children Trinity and Ethan, Shawna (Bryan) Barnes and their son Brett, Ginger Cupit, Darrius Cupit, Hailee (Kris) Schilling and their children Bexlee, Brinzlee and Briggin, Ashlee Jones, Shy (Jocelyn) Dankert and their son Nolan.  Christine Cupit, the mother of his 3 younger children who supported him during the good and the bad; she was there for and with him at the end.  

Bill was the oldest of 8, and leaves behind 2 beautiful sisters, Molly Wareham and Mozie Cupit, 3 brothers Quinton (Dolly), Billy Bob (Juanita) and Tommy (Glenda) all from California. His brothers and sisters and the many nieces and nephews have fond memories of the summer vacations working cattle at the Baca with him. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harold and Grady along with Joyce Maxey the mother of his oldest son Bill Jr.

The family of William (BILL) Cupit, Sr. offers a special “Thank You” to all the staff at Plaza Nursing Home and Interim Hospice.

The family will celebrate Bill’s life together later this year in Ruidoso.  Although no formal services are planned, if you find yourself in Ruidoso at the racetrack, bet on the grey horse, play a hand of blackjack at the casino or head out to the Win Place and Show and scoot a boot in Bill’s memory.  He would love that!

In honor of Bill’s life and in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lubbock County Expo Center, https://lubbockexpocenter.com  or 5143 69th St, Lubbock, TX 79424.

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