Herman McCutchen, 93, longtime resident of Guymon, Okla., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 2021, at the Heritage Community Manor.
The son of Clovis Pervis and Mabel Kathryn Young McCutchen, William Herman McCutchen was born May 22, 1928, in Gould, Okla. He attended school in Duke, Okla. and Wellington, Texas. Herman learned the shoe cobbler trade from his father at a young age and worked to help take care of the family.
Herman was united in marriage to Betty Joy Stanley on Dec. 24, 1948, in Dodson, Texas. They made their home in Shamrock, Texas, where Herman opened his first boot and shoe repair shop. They then moved to Hereford, Texas in 1953, to Springfield, Colo. in 1954 and to Guymon in 1956, where Herman opened City Shoe Shop on Main Street.
In the 1970s, Herman and Frank Bugner opened the Boot Barn. He retired in the 1980s for a brief two-day period and decided that wasn’t for him. He opened a boot and shoe repair business out of his home and continued doing what he loved until the ripe age of 88.
Herman also loved motorcycles and antique cars, as well as classical music and the symphony. He was an active member of the Guymon First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon for many years.
Herman and Betty enjoyed spending their retirement traveling and visiting grandchildren. Betty passed away in May 2017. Herman and Wanda Fischer were married on June 2, 2018, and enjoyed each other’s companionship.
In addition to his wife Betty, he was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roland “Rolie” McCutchen in 1972; sons-in-law, Tom Millican and Tony Byers; and two brothers, Jimmy and Billy Joe McCutchen.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Fischer, of Guymon; three daughters, Jenna and husband, Bob Conner, of Blanchard, Okla., Joann and husband, Randy Andrews, of Stillwater, Okla., and Deann McCutchen, of Guymon; five grandchildren, Joy Millican, of Yukon, Okla., Jean Florea and Amy Mason, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ryan Andrews, of Edmond, Okla, and Matt Andrews, of Stillwater, Okla.; 17 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Bobby McCutchen, of Weatherford, Texas.
A celebration of life took place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Guymon First Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.
Memorials in Herman’s name can be made to the Heritage Community or First Baptist Church. Memorials will be accepted at the Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.
Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.