William "Bill" Cutler, is the deceased husband of Lillian Cutler, and father of Randolph and Dawn. he is first mentioned in the first book of the Cutler family series, Dawn, but doesn't make an official appearance until the last book and prequel of Darkest Hour. He is the husband of Lillian Cutler, father of Randolph Cutler and Dawn Longchamp through his rape of Randolph's wife, Laura Sue, grandfather of Phillip Cutler and great-grandfather of Richard and Melanie Cutler.