James Edwin Hutchins, 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 25, 2012, at The Hospice House, Charlottesville, Va.
Jim "Hutch" was born in Antwerp, Ohio, on May 2, 1941, a son of the late Roland and Mary (Evans) Hutchins.
Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth Hutchins of Monticello, Ga.; daughter, Lacey (Stuart) Young of Melbourne, Fla.; stepson, Russell (Susan) Johnson of Monticello; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; along with numerous other nieces and nephews and their families. He is the oldest of five children but he was like a brother to their uncle William E. "Bill" (Carol) Parrett. His sisters are Brenda (Mark) Yoh of Lancaster, Pa., Rolana "Lana" Hutchins of Jacksonville, Fla., Charla (Edward "Lanny") Stabler of Payne and Lucinda (Jim) Speers of Charlottesville.
He graduated from Paulding High School in 1959, was a long distance truck driver and loved to fish.
Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in Antwerp, with a memorial service celebrating his life to be held on May 2, 2013, at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.
Memorials are to The Hospice House Endowment c/o Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.