Dr. William R. “Invoice” McCutcheon, 84, died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Morgantown, after a interval of declining well being. Invoice was born on Dec. 28, 1936, in Beckley, to Mabel W. and William M. McCutcheon.
Invoice was an enthusiastic lifelong learner. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson Excessive Faculty in 1954, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in pre-health science research from West Virginia College in 1959. He accomplished dental faculty in 1963 as a member of the third class of dental college students at WVU, and in 1962 he grew to become an inaugural member of WVU’s chapter of Xi Psi Phi, the skilled dental fraternity. Invoice then proceeded to the College of Michigan, the place he grew to become a Grasp of Public Well being in 1966. Later that 12 months, Dr. McCutcheon grew to become a member of college on the WVU Faculty of Dentistry, the place he remained for 35 years till his retirement in 2001. All through his profession, Dr. Invoice, as he was identified to youngsters within the Morgantown neighborhood the place he lived for a few years, influenced dental applications at WVU and within the broader world of dentistry. He helped form the Rural Well being Schooling program, began the distant website coaching program with Dean Biddington and served because the Division Chair in Neighborhood Well being on the WVU Faculty of Dentistry. Invoice served because the Director of the primary and second Nationwide Convention on Behavioral Dentistry and was broadly printed in tutorial journals, together with ebook chapters. He was a member of the Governor’s Activity Drive on Dental Well being for the State of West Virginia and served on the Committee of the Kellogg II Rural Well being Initiative grant.
He was a champion for human and civil rights throughout the WVU medical campus and arranged one of many first range trainings early in his profession at WVU. Invoice was a Fellow within the American School of Dentists and within the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He served because the Affiliate Tutorial Dean on the WVU Faculty of Dentistry and in 2005, obtained the distinguished Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Invoice was a loyal Episcopalian and located energy and goal by means of his religion. He was a founding member of St. Thomas à Becket Episcopal Church in Morgantown in 1979, served on the primary sacristy and served as a member of the St. Thomas Outreach Committee. Invoice remained energetic with the church for the rest of his life.
Invoice had a ardour for social justice and outreach, and as such he established two endowments to supply healthcare for underserved people in West Virginia. The We Care endowment advantages sufferers, the neighborhood, personal practitioners and WVU dental college students offering funding for important dental well being care and rising dental literacy. Invoice additionally established the St. Thomas à Becket Outreach Endowment with Your Neighborhood Basis to assist primary well being care wants by means of Milan Puskar Well being Proper, a main care clinic that gives well being care for free of charge to uninsured or underinsured low-income residents of North Central West Virginia. Invoice served as a board member of Well being Proper from 2001-2016 and offered free dental look after the purchasers of Well being Proper for a few years. In 2013, Invoice obtained the primary annual Margaret M. Kearney Award for Excellence in Volunteerism from Well being Proper.
Invoice was energetic in neighborhood issues and sometimes hosted gatherings with native politicians. He additionally loved partaking in energetic political discussions with like-minded pals. As an avid audiophile, Invoice had an in depth assortment of vinyl albums and CDs and liked listening to opera and classical music.
Invoice was pre-deceased by his dad and mom and sister, Patricia M. Wathen. He’s survived by his brother-in-law, Joseph F. Wathen; niece, Cynthia W. Sandoval (Peter); nephews, J. Mack Wathen (Nancy), Steven P. Wathen (Sandi) and W. Ford Wathen (Jim Schmidt); and three cousins, together with Anne Louise Drake Maynor, with whom he was very shut rising up.
A memorial service shall be held at St. Thomas à Becket Episcopal Church on March 26, 2022.