Richard Leon Hutcherson
Mr. Hutcherson, age 73, of Charlotte, died Sunday November 6, 2005 at the Providence Hospital in Columbia SC. Born November 30, 1931 in Iowa, he was a son of the late Leon Lilburn Hutcherson and Zelma Steffen Hutcherson. Dick was a graduate of Keokuk High School in Iowa, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, IMCA Champion 1963-1964 and a Race Driver for Holman Moody from 1965 to 1967. He became general manager for Holman Moody from 1968 to 1970 and won championships for two years with David Pearson. He founded Hutcherson-Pagan in 1971. After retirement, he devoted his time to raising Paso Fino horses, enjoying nature and the mountains.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, November 10, in the Chapel of Raymer Funeral Home, with Rev. Harold Smith officiating. Friends may visit any time on Wednesday. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, November 13, at Comers Rock Cemetery in Elk Creek Virginia.
Survivors are his wife, Brenda Daugherty Hutcherson; son, Richard "Ricky" L. Hutcherson and wife, Heather, of Gainesville, FL; daughters, Sherry H. Dorothy of Huntersville, and Cindy H. Adams of Keokuk, IA; brothers, Ron Hutcherson and wife Joyce of Denver, NC; grandchildren, Tatum Dorothy of Huntersville, Lauren Adams of Keokuk, IA, Little Hutch (Richard H. Hutcherson III) of Gainesville, FL, Melanie Fleck of Greenville SC, and Bryan Adams of Florida; nephew, Rick Hutcherson; and nieces, Roni Hutcherson, Michelle McNeese of Buffalo, Ohio and Stephanie Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hutcherson was preceded in death by a brother, Dewayne Hutcherson.
Memorials may be made to Comers Rock Cemetery, c/o Mark Sutherland, 230 Archery Lane, Elk Creek, Virginia 24326.
Arrangements by Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 9, 2005.