Carl E. Cutrer Jr.

Published 1:53 pm Thursday, January 3, 2013


Carl E. Cutrer Jr., a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the age of 63. He was born in Bogalusa on Nov. 28, 1949 to Carl and Marjorie Cutrer. He graduated from Bogalusa High School and earned a degree from Louisiana State University in 1974 where he was a member of the LSU Tiger Band. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist IV. Carl worked at the family-owned and operated Red Bird Ice Cream Company in Bogalusa for many years and then moved to Baton Rouge where he worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years.

An accomplished musician, he played the trumpet in numerous community bands and orchestras and was a founding member of the Jefferson Baptist Church Orchestra.

He is survived by his father, Carl E. Cutrer Sr. of Bogalusa; a brother, Hardy (Lori) Cutrer of Baton Rouge; a sister, Margaret Cutrer (David) Tynes of Petal, Miss.; and four nephews, Daniel (Emily) Tynes, Paul (Raven) Tynes and Charley Tynes, all of Petal, and J. Hardy Cutrer of Baton Rouge.

His mother, Marjorie Jean Smith Cutrer, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 4 at Jefferson Baptist Church in Baton Rouge from 8:30 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Bogalusa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Jefferson Baptist Church Orchestra Fund, 9135 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.