William W. Cutchins

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2007

RICHMOND—William Witherspoon Cutchins, 57, died Nov. 5, 2007, after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Cutchins was born in Norfolk and raised in Franklin, the son of the late Clifford A. Cutchins III and Ann Woods Cutchins who survives him.

He attended Woodberry Forest School where he was a member of the Senior Prefect Board. He graduated from the University of Virginia and began his business career at Unimin Corp. in Greenwich, Conn.

He received his MBA from the Amos Truck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He worked for Union Camp Corp. in Wayne, N.J. and Franklin, AMF Bowling and CCA Financial in Richmond.

He retired in 2004 as president of Force Inc. in Christiansburg.

He served on the board of the Camp Foundation in Franklin and the Virginia Public Safety Foundation in Richmond. He enjoyed volunteering for the YMCA, serving as president of the board of both the Tuckahoe YMCA and the YMCA of Greater Richmond. He was devoted to his family and friends.

In addition to his mother who resides in Virginia Beach, he is survived by his wife, Caroline Matthews Cutchins; son, William Witherspoon Cutchins Jr. and wife Alexis of Charlottesville; daughters, Caroline Cutchins Boyd and husband David of Blacksburg and Elizabeth Matthews Cutchins of Richmond; and granddaughters, Calliope Ann and Fiona Ahlfors Cutchins of Charlottesville; brothers, Clifford Armstrong Cutchins IV and wife Jane of Richmond and Cecil Vaughan Cutchins and wife Anne of Virginia Beach; two nephews and three nieces.

The family would like to

thank his faithful caregivers, Alex Clack, Mary Boyd, Bessie Williams, Bridget Driffin, Michelle McLeary and Angela Chiles.

A funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 12291 River Road, Richmond, Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the YMCA of Greater Richmond, 2 West Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220.

Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.