Jim Cuddie

Jim Cuddie of Vanderbilt passed away at Otsego Memorial Hospital on March 2, 2019. Jim was born May 20, 1946 in Gladwin Michigan.

He built his reputation as an outstanding speed contest rider throughout Central Michigan while still in high school. Upon graduation from Gladwin High School he set out to ride professionally, nationally, and eventually internationally.  He rode in thousands of races winning over thirty-eight hundred races.  Jim had a rare connection with horses that few people possess.

Jim also served as Steward of the National Jockeys Guild for many years.

Jim was a loyal friend and compassionate toward anyone in need.

For the recent several years Jim has worked for Michigan Human Services, helping various individuals who are unable to live completely independently.

Cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest in Gladwin County next to his parents and a son who preceded him in death.


  1. Jennifer cuddie March 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I love you with all my heart. I miss you so much. You are the love of my life. Rest in peace. Honey.

    • Jennifer Jones March 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      I love you Jenny, I’m so sorry for your loss!! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

  2. Tammy Davis March 12, 2019 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Our heart goes out to your family for your precious loss. I can’t take away your pain, tears and sadness. But please know we care.

  3. Karen Blakely March 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I like to express my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear loved one.

  4. michael switalski March 13, 2019 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Such a nice person I met while working as Postmaster at the Vanderbilt post office. I enjoyed our visit at the post office.

  5. Jennifer cuddie March 22, 2019 at 12:16 am - Reply

    I miss you more every day . I wish you were here with me again. I feel like I’m in a bad dream and I can’t wake up. I hope you’re in heaven so I can see you again one day.
    I love You. I feel like my life is over because you are gone. I love You with all my heart. I hope you feel peace, now.

  6. Jennifer Cuddie April 26, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I know you’re in heaven now. I will love you forever.

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