John J. "Jeff" Hutchinson
John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA
John J. "Jeff" Hutchinson

September 29, 1967 - November 14, 2021

John "Jeff" Hutchinson, 54, of Salem, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

He was born in Beckley, W.Va., a son of the late Patricia Ann Hutchinson and David Lee Hutchinson Sr. who survives, and had been an area resident for many years. He was a co-owner/operator of Valley Distributing Corp and had a passion for the beer industry which was unrivaled. In his spare time, Jeff enjoyed riding motorcycles, smoking food on his barbeque, camping and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his mother, Jeff was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Jeffrey Hutchinson.

Along with his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Melinda Hutchinson; a son, Tyler Hutchinson and girlfriend, Melanie Mason; two brothers, Patrick Hutchinson and wife, Erin, and David L. Hutchinson Jr. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Salem Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Tupper Garden will officiate. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Ryan Jeffrey Hutchinson Scholarship Fund by visiting, or to the Children's Miracle Network, Carilion Children's Hospital by visiting An online guestbook is available for family and friends by visiting

Published by Roanoke Times on Nov. 18, 2021.
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Our sincere condolences to Melinda and family. Jeff will forever be remembered kindly! Rick and Carol Leach
Carol Leach
December 5, 2021
May God bless you all and hold you close through your most heartbreaking times. I'm sorry for you alls loss...
Kimberly B Carter
November 21, 2021
Dave, We offer loving sympathy for you and your family! In Gods love, Mike and Vicki Akers
Mike and Vicki Akers
November 19, 2021
Dave, With loving sympathy for you and your family! In Gods Love, Mike and Vicki Akers
Mike and Vicki Akers
November 18, 2021
To the Hutchinson family. So sorry to hear about Jeff. One of my favorite little league players. Saw him a couple of years ago and we talked about the old times. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rob Almond
November 18, 2021
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