6/6/12 — Don Northcutt

Manchester resident and well-known artist, Don Northcutt, died Sunday, June 3rd at Lifecare Center of Tullahoma following an extended illness. He was 80 years old.

 Born April 30, 1932, in Viola, TN, Northcutt was a retired technical illustrator for Arnold Engineering Development Center and served as County Commissioner for 20 years. He is perhaps best known for his historical pen and ink drawings of Coffee County and surrounding counties. Don was also a registered TSSAA official for 20 years.

Northcutt was a member of Red Hill Church of Christ and the son of the late Hugh and Euna Todd Northcutt.

He married March 3, 1952, to Carolyn Hawkins Northcutt. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mike Northcutt and wife Beth of Tullahoma; daughters, Donna Gilbert and husband Steve of Tullahoma; and Jackie Bane and husband Tim of Manassas, VA. Brothers, Rex Northcutt and wife Gail of Shelbyville; and Max Northcutt; sister Anne Hook; sister-in-law, Dean Tensfield; grandchildren, Joseph Northcutt of Nashville; Patrick Ridner of Murfreesboro; Kelly Northcutt Quinn of Johnson City; Scott Duncan of Murfreesboro; two great-grandchildren and several nephews and a niece.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 10a.m.  at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Pat Allison and Ralph Hart officiating.

Burial will follow at Manchester City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 5th from 4p.m. to 8p.m., and  from 8a.m.Wednesday until time of service at Manchester Funeral Home.           

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Associations, Travis Hillis, Executive Director for Butterflies Are Free (hospice @ Life Care Center), or the Coffee County VIP’s (Visually Impaired Persons).

 Manchester Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.