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 Author: Mike Mr. Howard D. Hutchinson Posted Date: August 7, 2017
(March 18, 1955 - August 6, 2017)

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Obituary Picture     Howard Dale Hutchinson died at Glenbridge nursing care facility August 6, 2017 in Boone, NC after a prolonged illness. He was 62.
    Howard was born March 18, 1955 in Nunnelly, TN to parents Joyce (Owen) and Doyle Hutchinson. He was raised in Fairfield, IL with his sisters, Patty and Kathy, and brother, Ronnie. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1969. August 12, 1978 Howard married his beloved wife, Susan Hicks. Together they raised a family, including daughter Samantha Joyce and son, Aaron Michael.
    Howard was Director of Environmental Services in FL, GA and NC for private hospitals and HCA Corp. Howard retired from APPRHS in Boone, NC in 2015. He is fondly remembered by many coworkers.
    Howard appreciated nature and loved being outdoors. He enjoyed working on his golf game and participated in and won golf tournaments. In addition, he was also talented with music and played the guitar in his spare time.
    Howard was also known for his love of the Bible. He was an elder, active in the Boone congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses. He loved teaching people about the Bible and was well-known for his Bible discourses. After his retirement, and despite his illness, he spent as much time as he could encouraging his friends in the congregation and engaging the ministry.
    Howard is survived by his wife, Susan of Boone; his son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Jocelyn Hutchinson currently of Charlotte; his daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and John Harris of Greensboro; his grandsons, Spencer, Benjamin, and Brody; his mother, Joyce Hutchinson of IL; his sister Patty Keortge of IL; his sister Kathy Hutchison of TN; his brother, Ronnie Hutchinson of IL; and other beloved family members.
    Howard will be remembered by friends and family at a memorial service Saturday, August 19, 3 pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 1484 Old U.S. 421 South, Boone, NC 28607. The family asks in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the World Wide Work of Jehovahs Witnesses at or Lewy Body Dementia Association at
    Online condolences may be shared with the Hutchinson family at
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Hutchinson family.

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