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Dr. John (Jack) Milton Hutchinson, Jr., 86, died peacefully at his home in Palm Coast on February 6th after a brief illness with his family by his side. He was born to John Milton and Julia Culver Hutchinson on September 14, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, William (Dick) Richard Hutchinson, and his son, John Milton Hutchinson, III.

He is survived by his wife of more than 45 years, Margaret Spaulding Hutchinson, his daughter Marsha Hutchinson Reardon and her husband Myles, three granddaughters, Ashlee Hutchinson and twins Myla and Jacqueline Reardon, three stepsons, Mark, Steven, and Terry Johnson, and four step grandchildren.

A native and long resident of Jacksonville, Dr. Hutchinson was an Eagle Scout, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, and a Doctorate in Education from Florida State University. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and served in the Navy. Dr. Hutchinson worked many years for Armco Steel, Toyota of America and became a Professor at the University of North Florida teaching engineering courses. In retirement, Dr. Hutchinson enjoyed traveling all over the world, working in the yard and garden at the lake house he, his father and brother built near Keystone Heights, and playing the piano. He will be missed by many family members and longtime Ortega friends going as far back as elementary school. Funeral services in celebration of his life will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013, 2:00 PM in the chapel of JACKSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL. Family and friends will visit from 1 until 2 PM prior to the service. Please sign the guest book at

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2013
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