ST. GEORGE — The city of St. George announced that city councilman Joe Bowcutt died unexpectedly Saturday at the age of 76.
Bowcutt had been on the council since 2013 and served on the city's planning commission.
“It was a great joy of mine to serve alongside Joe for many years and I am deeply saddened by his sudden passing," St. George Mayor Jon Pike said in a statement. "Not only was Joe service-oriented, he was a terrific person to be around and a genuine friend to so many. Our hearts go out to Joe’s family as they deal with his loss.”
At the beginning of his city council career in 2014, Bowcutt told The Independent that he aspired to be "a support to the community, to my family, to my wife.
"I just want to keep doing all the things I’ve been doing all along. I love being a part of the community and I love to volunteer."