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Jasper Northcutt

August 2, 1943 — November 12, 2017

Jasper Ray Northcutt, age 74, of Emory, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas.

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, 2:00 PM, November 18, 2017, at the First Assembly of God Church in Emory. Bro. Montie Parker will officiate. Visitation will be Friday evening 6-8 PM, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service on Saturday in Smyrna Cemetery.

Jasper was born on August 2, 1943 in Emory, to John Marvin and Frances Ecra Harrell Northcutt. He graduated from Rains High School and Texas A & M. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal for Valor, during his participation in the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the VFW, and a charter member of the Rabb Brothers
American Legion Post 156.
Jasper participated in all the activities performed by the American
Legion in helping the residents of Emory and Rains County.

He worked most all of his life as an electrician in Rains County.

Jasper was a member of First Assembly of God Church where he served as Secretary/Treasurer, as well as served on the Board of Trustees for many years. Jasper was well versed in the Bible. He had several translations of the Bible, allowing him to compare scriptures giving him the best understanding of those scriptures. Thus, providing him with the most important and true application of those scriptures to be most effective in his life.
He was an avid reader. History was a theme he enjoyed reading about.
The Vietnam War was, also, even though having served and fought during that war, was still interesting reading for him.
Western stories were also good reads.

Often times Jasper volunteered and worked behind the scenes helping others through difficult times and through different avenues of help
for residents of and throughout Rains County.

During his years as a volunteer fire fighter for the Emory Volunteer
Fire Department and also a volunteer with Emory Ambulance Service and achieved certification as an EMT. He accompanied the ambulance to many emergency calls in Rains County. During those days, people made requests for Jasper to actually be on their calls when they called for the ambulance.

Jasper had his own special booth and a photo on the wall at the Emory Dairy Queen. Most days you could find him there reading the newspaper, visiting with friends, or just sitting quietly...on one of his many little "coffee breaks".

Jasper Ray Northcutt was an extremely intelligent man.
Many people did not know his kind, gentle ways, his devotion to his
Savior, his interest and dedication to his country, his service to others...all of his unspoken, anonymous services.
However with all these wonderful traits, he was a very quiet man,
unobtrusive, yet faithful to his local, college and war veteran friends.

Jasper Ray Northcutt will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include:
3 Sisters: Alice Northcutt of Springfield, MO,
Virginia Northcutt of Emory, and
Avis Northcutt Huizar of Emory;
Nieces and Nephews: Toni Gambill (Roger); Teresa Huizar; Christina Huizar and John Huizar;
Great-Nephews: James Moon and JonMarc Moon (Evea);
Great-great-niece: Emerson Moon;
Numerous other loving family and friends;

He was preceded in death by his Parents.

Please sign the online guestbook for the family at the link above.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Legion Rabb Brothers Memorial Post No. 156, P. O. Box 55, Emory, TX 75440, 903-473-5198 or Smyrna Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 563, Emory, TX 75440, 903-598-2593.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to: American Legion P.O. Box 55 Emory, TX 75440


Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home
803 N. Texas St
Emory, Texas 75440

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 18, 2017
2:00 PM

First Assembly of God
340 South Texas St. (Hwy 19 South)
Emory, Texas 75440

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to: American Legion P.O. Box 55 Emory, TX 75440


Saturday, November 18, 2017
3:00 PM

Smyrna Cemetery
RCR 1308
Emory, Texas 75440

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