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Sidney Berl Cutbirth

October 19, 1932 — November 18, 2022

Sidney Berl Cutbirth, 90, of Lorena, passed away at Scott and White Hospital in Temple Texas after a long illness.
Berl was born October 19, 1932, in Kopperl Texas, to George and Lola Cutbirth. He grew up working on the dairy farm and later owned his own dairy farm and became a dairy farmer and rancher residing in Lorena.
After graduating high school from China Springs, Berl joined the military at 17 years of age. In fact, he enlisted into the Marine Corp along with 100 other young men in the Central Texas area and shipped out to Santa Ana California. Eventually, his squadron was sent to Korea to fight in the Korean War. He reached the rank as Sargent. After spending 3 years, he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corp, so Berl enlisted in the National Guard for 2 additional years of service.
Berl married in 1952 and brought his young family back to the Central Texas area. After working for Cameron Mills for several years, Berl bought land and settled into becoming a dairy farmer and horse trainer. Berl had a gift with horses and soon started training Racing Quarter Horses. He raced horses on most all of the Texas racetracks and then ventured out of state racing in Vinton Louisiana and Oklahoma. He was especially proud of his Quarter horse mare, Win I Will, which birthed several winning foals on the race circuit.
Berl Cutbirth enjoyed horse shows and rodeos which he shared his love for horses with his children. He enjoyed telling us stories of riding along cattle drives with his father and Uncles. They drove the cattle along the trail and crossed the most dangerous part of the cattle drive, the Waco Suspension bridge. Many horses, cattle and cowboys were lost crossing the Brazos River. Berl was a true cowboy. You never saw Berl without his Cowboy hat and Boots.
Mr. Cutbirth is survived by brother, Ken Cutbirth of Rosenthal, daughters, Judy and husband Thomas “Skip” Browder of Conroe, Jeannie and husband Harold Sutter of Troy, Brenice Bailey of Waco, Janie Spillman of Temple, and son Stephen Cutbirth, Sr. of Asa, stepdaughters Kelly and husband Chuck Shavers, and Becky and husband Kevin Davis. Berl was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cutbirth was preceded in death by: Son, Jeffrey Todd Cutbirth, Parents, George and Lola Cutbirth, Sisters, Pat Raley, Kay Robertson and Wetona Mayfield.
Pall bearers are Troy Cutbirth, Kevin Browder, Kevin Davis, Stephen Cutbirth, Jr., Dustin Carpenter, Hunter Browder, and J.C. Spillman
Honorary Pallbearers: Thomas “Skip” Browder, Harold Sutter, Ken Cutbirth, David Spillman
Burial will be at Robinson Cemetery in Robinson, Texas
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Temple VA Hospital, Temple VA CLC Rehabilitation Center and Baylor Scott and White Hospital for the excellent care given to Mr. Cutbirth.
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