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   Boyd Neal McCutchen, son of the late Charles and Irene (Hobbs) McCutchen, was born March 28, 1958, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.  He passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, surrounded by his family at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 65.

   He was united in marriage March 14, 1998, in Gladstone, Missouri, to Cheryl Shepherd Moore.  They were privileged to share 12 years of marriage together.

  Boyd is survived by one daughter Ashley McCutchen of Southaven, Mississippi; four stepchildren Leslie (Jerry) Pitts of Saltillo, Mississippi, Travis (Heather) Moore of Kansas City, Missouri, Amanda Gunn of Thayer, Missouri, Lucas Moore of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers Charlie (Teresa) McCutchen of Ozark, Missouri, Mike (Shirley) McCutchen of Thayer, Missouri; long-time special friend Michelle Crowell of Alton, Missouri; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. 

   He was preceded in death by his wife Cheryl McCutchen and his parents Charles and Irene McCutchen.

   Boyd was a graduate of Thayer High School with the class of 1976.  He then moved to the Kansas City area, where he lived for many years. For a while, he worked as a maintenance millwright. Then he became employed as a heavy steel fabricator for over 30 years, in which his duties included welding and shop foreman.  During this time, he also taught welding part-time for 13 years at the Kansas City Metropolitan Community College.  He retired in 2011.  Soon thereafter, he moved back to Thayer to take care of his mother. 

   During his free time, Boyd enjoyed working in his shop on projects that involved steel fabrication.  His real joy was riding and wrenching on his Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

   Boyd was a kind soul and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

   Graveside services  will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Friday, October 27, 6-8 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

   Interment will be on Saturday, October 28, 2023, in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Marla Rogers
    October 23, 2023 @ 2:07 pm

    My sympathy to Boyd’s family and friends. He was a very nice man and loved by his THS 1976 classmates. RIP Boyd


  2. Linda Ward
    October 23, 2023 @ 2:08 pm

    To the family of Boyd, I am so sorry of your loss! He will be a great loss out of the class of “76” also! I will have a lot of fond memories from all of our fun times in school, you were one of a kind! Fly high Boyd and keep that Harley under control on those golden streets! Love you!❤️


  3. Carter Funeral Home
    October 23, 2023 @ 2:31 pm

    Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Shirley and I went to school together, Laura Pendergrass; Landry Pitts is my grandson.


  4. Rachel Rothgeb Johnson
    October 23, 2023 @ 3:09 pm

    Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember mom receiving a card from Boyd on her 90th birthday a few years ago. She always thought Boyd was so kind to look after any kids that were getting bullied or picked on at school. I will keep you and your family in my prayers at this difficult time.


  5. Dale
    October 23, 2023 @ 4:56 pm

    To the family of Boyd McCutchen go our deepest sympathies for your loss.
    Dale & Kerrie Richardson


  6. Rick Harris
    October 23, 2023 @ 4:59 pm

    Boyd was a great guy. He worked for my aunt and uncle, Dee and Ada Rhoads at their gas station at Mammoth Spring. He was always friendly with everyone and very respectful.


  7. Carolyn Nelson Atkison
    October 23, 2023 @ 6:38 pm

    Boyd was a classmate of my sister Tammy, I got to know him by working at the Dutch oven & him having lunch there in the summer with his cool black & white Camaro . He was always so nice & polite. A Great guy . Charlie you were one of my Best friends in high school & Mike you were always a nice guy . Everyone loved Boyd & your whole family . My Love & Prayers are with all of you . May God give you strength & comfort . It’s not goodbye , it’s see you later … you will be together & reunite in Heaven one day . Prayers for your Family. RIP Boyd


  8. Deborah (Young) Trempy
    October 23, 2023 @ 8:25 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Boyd. Many happy memories of our Class of ‘76 days! God rest his soul!


  9. Larry Denney
    October 24, 2023 @ 3:58 pm

    Worked with Mac for years at InterCon.
    Hell of a guy…. would do anything for you.
    We had some great times together.
    You won’t be forgotten Mac !


  10. Lora (Halcomb) Wilson
    October 25, 2023 @ 12:22 am

    Boyd was such a kind person. He always stayed in touch with my mom until she passed away at the age of 92, and I will never forget his thoughtfulness.
    Mike and Charlie-so sorry for your loss. Boyd was a beautiful soul-may your memories of wonderful times spent together bring you comfort.


    • Cristy (Williams) Hiser
      October 28, 2023 @ 1:58 pm

      I was so sorry to hear of Boyd’s passing. I have many fond memories of him.
      One of my first memories of him was in Jr. High; I was running late for class, when a stack of books fell out of my locker and Boyd stopped to help me. He was a kind soul.


  11. Dana Wilkerson Roberts
    October 25, 2023 @ 12:33 am

    Praying for comfort for all of Boyd’s family. Boyd was a genuinely nice guy that everyone loved to be around. RIP Boyd.


  12. Robin Wulf (Young)
    October 25, 2023 @ 9:06 pm

    I have fond memories of all the McCutchen boys. I’m so sorry for your loss Charlie and Mike. You are in my thoughts.


  13. Stephen Worley
    October 26, 2023 @ 2:50 pm

    I worked with Mac for several years at Intercon. He was a good man and a skilled tradesman.


  14. Barbara Steed
    October 26, 2023 @ 8:36 pm

    Heartfelt condolences


  15. Randall Willoughby
    October 27, 2023 @ 2:14 pm

    Charlie, Mike, and family. I’m sorry to hear of Boyds passing. He was such a cool person. Very nice guy. Friend to everyone he met. I can still remember him smiling a lot. A great guy! God bless you all! Rest in peace Boyd!


  16. Eisbrenner Family [email protected]
    October 29, 2023 @ 8:30 pm

    Our sincere condolences to everyone that was a part of Boyd’s life. He touched so many lives as a caring family man, wonderful friend talented instructor and skilled tradesman. Boyd will be thought of often and never forgotten. May your many wonderful memories be of great comfort. This Bible verse recorded in Psalms 46:1 has been of help to our family when experiencing a tragedy. It reads “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress “. May God Jehovah give strength and his love to each of you.


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