James Robert "Bob" Hutchison, 78, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, near Leachville. Born at Bloomfield, Mo., he was the son of the late James David and Roxie Owen Hutchison, and had been a Leachville area resident since 1965. He was retired from the sales and distribution division of MAPCO Natural Gas Company and was a longtime member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Kathy Hutchison of Paragould, Randy and Monda Hutchison of Black Oak, and Scott and Beth Hutchison of Hornersville, Mo.; a brother, Bonnie Hutchison of Aurora, Ill; two sisters, Dorothy White of Fredricktown, Mo., and Betty Jo Ray of Paragould; five grandchildren, Brian Hutchison, Amy Woodside, Dr. Chad Hutchison, Katie Hutchison and Becca Hutchison; and six great-grandchildren, Caleb Blake Woodside, Jacob Brian Woodside, Hayden Robert Hutchison, Blythe Elaine Hutchison, Zaine Phillip Hutchison and Claire Morgan Hutchison.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Hutchison, in 2003.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Matthew Woodside and Rev. Nathan Primm officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Keith Hutchison, Kathy Hutchison, Randy Hutchison, Monda Hutchison, Dr. Chad Hutchison, and Brian Hutchison.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Persons wishing to sign the online guest register may do so at www.howardfuneralservice.com.