James Edwin Hutchins, recently of Charlottesville, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 25, 2012 at The Hospice House on Park Street.
Jim or Hutch was born in Antwerp, Ohio on May 2, 1941 to Roland Hutchins and Mary Evans Hutchins. He is the oldest of five children but he was like a brother to their uncle William E. (Carol) Parrett. His sisters are Brenda (Mark) Yoh of Lancaster, PA, Rolana Hutchins of Jacksonville, FL, Charla (Edward) Stabler of Payne, OH and Lucinda (Jim) Speers of Charlottesville, VA.
Jim grew up in Paulding County, Ohio; graduated from Paulding High School class of 1959 and after a few years moved south and spent most of his adult years living in Florida and Georgia. Jim worked at many jobs but his real love was found when he became a long distance truck driver. That is where he met his current wife, Ruth, and they crossed the country together to log over a million miles before he had to retire for health reasons. His other love was fishing, which he learned from Grandpa Parrett on the Maumee River that flowed behind his grandparents farm.
Besides the siblings and uncle mentioned above, Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth Hutchins of Monticello, GA, his daughter, Lacey (Stuart) Young of Melbourne, FL, step-son Russell (Susan) Johnson of Monticello, GA and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren along with numerous other nieces and nephews and their families. Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father, his maternal grandparents Frank and Olive Parrett of Antwerp OH, fraternal grandparents, Edwin and Olive Hutchins of Cecil, OH and brother-in-law, Dale Clark of Antwerp, OH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The Hospice House Endowment c/o Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911. His family wishes to thank the caring staff at Golden Living of Charlottesville, and his dedicated care givers at The Hospice House and Hospice of the Piedmont. The family also wants to give special recognition to Polly Hawkes and Doris Creasy.
You are invited to Jim's memorial service, celebrating his life, Thursday, May 2, 2013, at NOON at Bethel United Methodist Church.
JIm was laid to rest at Bethel Cemetery.
His family is being served by Dooley Funeral Homes of Antwerp & Payne, Ohio.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com