ELIZABETHTON — Robert Frederick Hutchens, 80, of Elizabethton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 25, 2011.
He was a native of Chicago, IL, and lived in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Florida and North Carolina before he moved to NE Tennessee, a location he loved.
He was the son of the late Harold and Luida Hutchens. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold D. Hutchens.
He worked as a truck driver most of his life. He served his country in the USMC during the Korean Conflict and in China. He was a member of the Chosin Few and the DAV.
He leaves his wife of thirty years, Dora Hutchens; brother David Hutchens, of St. Petersburg, FL; and daughters, Robin Hutchens, Patti Hutchens, Sandy Guzy, and Kristi Hutchens, all of CA; and son Kevin Hutchens, of OK, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Hazel Birkhimer, of the house.
A graveside inurnment service will be conducted at 11 AM Friday, September 30, 2011, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee. Mr. Cal Klem will deliver the Eulogy. Military honors will be accorded by United States Marine Corps Honor Guard. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 AM Friday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 3101 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN 37604; or the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, obituary line 543-4917.