He was a native of Chicago, Ill., and lived in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Florida and North Carolina before he moved to NE Tennessee, a location he loved. He was the son of the late Harold and Luida Hutchens. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold D. Hutchens.
Mr. Hutchens worked as a truck driver most of his life. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and in China. He was a member of the Chosin Few and the DAV.
He leaves his wife of 30 years, Dora Hutchens; brother, David Hutchens of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughters, Robin Hutchens, Patti Hutchens, Sandy Guzy and Kristi Hutchens, all of California; son, Kevin Hutchens of Oklahoma; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Hazel Birkhimer, of the home.
A graveside inurnment service for Mr. Hutchens will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 30, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee. Mr. Cal Klem will deliver the Eulogy. Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post #49. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 3101 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN 37604, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Hutchens family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.