William D. Hutchison, 85, of Troy, Mo., and a former resident of Mt. Vernon, passed away 11:36 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy, Mo.
William was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Cairo, a son of Delbert and Frances (Thomas) Hutchison. He married Peggy Ann Heskett on Aug. 21, 1953, and she preceded him in death on May 15, 2010.
William was a member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in St. Peters, Mo. He served his country first in the United States Navy for eight years then in the United States Air Force until his retirement in 1968. He later worked for Hussmann Corp. in Bridgeton, Mo., from which he retired in 1986.
Mr. Hutchison is survived by his children, Annetta Gerdel and husband William of Troy, Mo., Patricia Smith and husband Ron of Foley, Mo., Barbara Stubblefield and husband Craig of Fulton, Mo., Teresa Kinnard and husband Doyle of Moscow Mills, Mo., William Hutchison of Elsberry, Mo., Robert Hutchison and wife Jacqueline of St. Charles, Mo., and Tera Ary of Dellwood, Mo.; sister, Rita Schwake of Decatur; and 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and five siblings.
Funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon with the Very Rev. John C. Iffert VF officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and will be accepted at the Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North St., Mt. Vernon, Il., 62864.
Arrangements are under the direction of Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where you may call 246-0100 for further information or visit us online at www.newellfuneralhome.com.