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Jimmy R. Dutton

MARION: Jimmy Dutton, 74, went home to glory on Friday morning August 22, 2014 after a two year battle with liver cancer.

He was born in Clintwood VA. July 20, 1940 to the late Ervie and Keturia (Fletcher) Dutton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, June (Taylor) Dutton; brothers: Carl Gene Dutton and Harold Dutton; a granddaughter, Alexis (Kearns) Dutton; and a sister-in-law, Tillie (Dutton) Roush.

He is survived by his second wife, Mildred (Becky) Holt Dutton; daughter, Lora (Lewell) Molen; step-daughter, Evey (Steve) Meachem; sons: James Dutton and Michael (Barb) Dutton; step-son, Fred (Susan) Holt; one sister, Barbara (Bob) Steed; and one brother, Freddie (Terri) Dutton; 15 grandchildren and step grandchildren including spouses; several nieces and nephews; plus many other loving family and friends.

Jimmy retired in 2002 after working for Khempco Building Supply. He hated the drive to Columbus but did what he had to do. He also worked for the City of Marion and several places when he lived in Tenn.

Jimmy loved the Lord and preached the gospel for many years leading people to Christ, living life to it's fullest always putting God first. He enjoyed his bluegrass music. He started playing fiddle at age 16. He could play every instrument you can name but his favorite was the mandolin and fiddle and some people laugh and say he could even play the radio without any static. He had a bluegrass gospel program called HYMNTIME that aired on the local TV station in Marion for almost 20 years. He knew music could bring souls to Christ. Even after having open heart surgery in 2009 and many chemo and radiation treatments he was still able to carry on his program up until March of this year. He has played music in his own bands; The Dutton Brothers, Kentucky Grass and New Gospel Ship. He has played with Red Allen, Kenny Baker, and Lillie Mae and the Dixie Gospelaires. He attended lots of music festivals all over, lots of times taking his family along in a homemade camper bus. He also enjoyed photography especially stills like flowers and collecting cameras. He enjoyed riding his motorized bicycle and taking day trips, wheeling and dealing with his instruments and listening to tradio.

A Celebration of his life will be Monday August 25, 2014 at the TV station at 1282 N. Main St., Marion, Ohio. Visitation will begin at 5 PM, music and singing, followed by service starting at 8 PM. A graveside service for immediate family and friends will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 AM at Brush Ridge Cemetery Morral, Ohio. Everyone going to graveside will meet at Boyd Born Funeral Home on S. Main St. at 9 AM. Pastor Grover Caudill officiating assisted by Rev. Freddie Dutton.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to family for expenses. Online condolences can be made to the family in care of the funeral home at their website;

Jimmy was a great man of God and well loved. He will be greatly missed. Jimmy is leaving a legacy where his shoes will be hard to fill. As He always said, "turn around and shake someone's hand and tell them Jesus loves you". He ended his programs with this "Go with God and He will go with you, until our next appointed time".

See you later my love.

Published in the Marion Star from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2014
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