Orville Lee "Hut" Hutson, 80, of Smithton, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
He was born July 18, 1932, in Memphis, MO, son of Leonard and Lucille Johnson Hutson. On January 5, 1991, in Texas, he married Rebecca Ware, who survives of the home.
Mr. Hutson worked in construction. He enjoyed restoring antiques, building things, doing yard work and traveling in his RV. He was a Navy and Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring after 22 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post 2147 in Wichita Falls, TX. He was raised in Mt. Pleasant, IA.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Jerry Hutson, of Sedalia; two stepdaughters: Vanessa Farmer and Elena Helms, both of Dallas, TX; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Kay; a brother, Duke; and his sister, Nellie May.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Hankins officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be in Salem Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday, December 8, at Heckart Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army.
Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.
Heckart Funeral Home
903 South Ohio Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Dec. 5, 2012