CUMBERLAND, RI – James Bruce Cupp, 85, of Cumberland and longtime resident of Attleboro passed away at home on Thursday evening, March 9, 2018 surrounded by his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Gail (Haynes) Cupp for over sixty years.
Born March 12, 1932 and raised in West Union, WV, he was a son of the late Paul D. and Naomi R. (Cox) Cupp. Jim was an athlete who played both football and basketball for Doddridge Country High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. A Veteran of the Korean War, he served aboard the U.S.S. Smalley, a Fletcher-class destroyer, traveling one-and-a-half times around the world.
Jim graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Boston and later earned certificates at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He worked as a master draftsman and supervisor at Valley Gas for thirty-one years before retiring in 1998.
Jim was a longtime Mason and member of the Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, recently receiving his fifty year pin in 2016.
Affectionately known as “Mr. Fix-it” and “Action Jackson” for his many home improvement projects for family and friends, Jim was always eager to help whenever he was needed.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children: Sharyn LaClair and husband Michael of North Attleboro and Jason Cupp and wife Patricia of North Attleboro; two siblings: Nellie Daugherty and Ray Cupp both of Clarksburg, WV; and four grandchildren: Zachary and Zoe LaClair and Meghan and Mitchell Cupp.
He was brother of the late Naomi Jean Cupp and Paul Cupp.
A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro on Saturday, March 17, at 1:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Christian burial at Slatersville Cemetery.