Oren Van Northcutt
Funeral service for Oren Van Northcutt will be Friday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Emory. Bro. Montie Parker, Rev. Danny Barrett, and County Judge Wayne Wolfe will officiate. Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Northcutt, 82, of Point, passed away last Sunday, Sept. 29, at Hunt Regional Hospital.
Oren was a self-taught, and self-applied learner in his own right. He designed all types of tools for the workplace and got patents for five different tools. The most famous was the DATCO Air Ratchet Wrench which he later sold the patent to Snap-On Tools. He started several companies: Dal-Air Tool Company, Emory Auto Supply, Century Computers and Accurate Building Products.
He was a mentor for many. Oren was a genius on many levels.
Survivors include: wife Linda Northcutt of Point
Son: Ronnie Northcutt of Caddo Mills
Daughter: Judy Kay Northcutt Lance and husband Tom of Point
Daughter: Dawn M. Priebe and husband Brett of Point
Son: Jay Manning and wife Amy of Greenville
Sisters: Violet High of Mesquite and
Hazel Hashop of Corsicana
Twin sisters: Nola Royal of Wills Point and
Nelda Lakey of Mesquite.
11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous other loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Terry Van Northcutt; 3 brothers, Marvin, Jim, and David (Bud); 3 sisters Sybil, Reba, and Vera and great-grandson: Jake Scudder.
The family has entrusted the services to Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to: Rains County Good Samaritans, 220 Doris Briggs Parkway in Emory, TX 75440.
Published on October 2, 2019


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Richard McCaghren
Oct 03, 2019
Never feeling important enough to use Mr. Northcutt's first name, I was encouraged and surprised by his kindness and generous spirit every time I saw him. I envy his intelligence and his wisdom.