Antioch resident Don Cutshaw passes at 79, service on Wednesday

Donavon Cutshaw

Donavon Dean “Don” Cutshaw

February 11, 1935 – October 19, 2014


Donavon Dean Cutshaw (Don), of Antioch, was born in Woodward, OK, February 11, 1935, and passed in his sleep on October 19, 2014. His family moved to Reedley, CA, when he was a child. He found the love of his life, Jeri Gregory, near the end of 1954 and they were married March 9, 1955. They moved to the Antioch area soon thereafter and lived there until their heavenly homegoings.

Don worked for for the Sante Fe Railroad for 38 years and served as a Staff Sergeant E-6 in the Army National Guard for nearly 10 years. He was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Antioch, CA, where he served as deacon, Sunday School superintendent, teacher, and choir member. He recently attended Family Worship Center in Brentwood.

Don is survived by 4 of his 5 children — Steven Cutshaw, Randy Cutshaw (Karry, his spouse), Scott Cutshaw, and Kaci Cutshaw-Rigney (Kevin, her spouse), all of Antioch. Don was a proud grandparent to Michael Cutshaw (Jennifer, his spouse), Jason Cutshaw (Nicole, his spouse), Eric Cutshaw, Katie Rigney-Sands (Jonathan, her spouse), Rickie Cutshaw, Joshua Cutshaw, Marcus Cutshaw (Brantley, his spouse), Kolleen Rigney-Singleton (Elijah, her spouse), Zachary Cutshaw, Laura Cutshaw, and Scotty Cutshaw. Don was also a proud great-grandparent to 10 beautiful great-grandchildren.

Don is also survived by his sister, Berthella Simon, of Orange Cove, CA, as well as various nieces, nephews, and cousins. Don was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gertrude Cutshaw; a sister, Linda McDaniel; a son, Donavon Dean Cutshaw, Jr.; his wife of 47 years, Jeri Cutshaw; a great-grandson, Carter Jack Cutshaw.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, at Higgins Funeral Home in Antioch, CA.  Celebration of Life will be on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Family Worship Center, located at 161 Sand Creek Road, Suite A, Brentwood, CA, at 11:00am.  Interment to follow at Oak View Cemetery, Antioch, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations to the “Christmas in Tijuana” ministry through Family Worship Center. 

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2 Comments to “Antioch resident Don Cutshaw passes at 79, service on Wednesday”

  1. Judy Hartman says:

    Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. RIP Don, until we meet again. One story I remember about Don was him telling my mother and me how he loved taking the train from Antioch to Southern Ca “for free” to visit his daughter Kaci. He was proud of this benefit of having worked for the railroad.

  2. Walt & Marilyn Crabtree says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to you and your family in this time of loss. We have many memories of our time in Antioch with your family.
    Walt and Marilyn Crabtree

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