Jim Cuthbertson, lifelong Florida Tile executive, passed away August 6 after a short battle with bone cancer.



Jim Cuthbertson, a lifelong Florida Tile executive, passed away August 6 after a short battle with bone cancer.

He began his lifelong career with Florida Tile in February 1968. From the factory to the corporate office, Jim worked in and across many departments during his tenure; Production Supervisor, Plant Manager, Vice President of Ceramic Centers, Directors of Marketing and Customer Service, to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

His dedicated staff and many customers and colleagues say they will remember him for his attention to detail and his loyalty to Florida Tile. “Jim was a constant and sturdy figure in the name of the company. Even through turbulent times, like the death of Jimmy Sikes and the many changes in ownership, customers could always be calmed by his kind words and ever-presence,” Florida Tile notes.

Taking a semi-retirement in 2009, he and wife Brenda moved to Utah to be closer to their sons. Jim was a mentor, colleague, and most of all a friend to the many individuals whose paths he crossed and will be truly missed by all of us here. “This is a great loss to all of us here at Florida Tile and the entire tile industry,” the company says.

Services are as follows:
Visitation will be held Friday August 12, from 6:00-8:00 PM
Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 State Road 39 South, Plant City, FL 33567
Ph: 813 737-3128; www.hopewellfuneral.com

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 13, at 10:00 AM
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 8201 Cedar Grove Church Road, Plant City, FL 33567

The family will be accepting flowers or any donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org).