Gary Wayne Hutcheson
September 4, 1949-November 9, 2009
Gary Wayne Hutcheson, 60, went to rest on November 9, 2009 in Springfield, Missouri. He
was born September 4, 1949 in Centerton, AR. He was simply known as "Hutch."
Hutch graduated from Gravette High School where he met and married his wife of 41 years
Paula Jo Keith on August 31. He served in the U.S. Navy. Upon discharge he attended the
University of Arkansas and earned a BA in Education. He began his coaching career with
Bentonville Public Schools in 1976. He coached girls basketball, softball, track, and football.
He then completed his Masters degree in administration. He served as vice principal at Walton
Jr. High. His most recent position was Facilities Director at the Tiger Athletic Complex.
Hutch was a devout Christian and lived each day exemplifying his love for God. He was a
Deacon at the Bentonville Church of Christ where he dedicated his time and efforts as Missions
Director. He made several trips to the Ukraine where he touched so many lives. Hutch led his
life with God first.
He enjoyed photography, bike riding, carpentry, working on his beloved Volkswagens and
pick-ups, being active in all kinds of sports but he loved spending time with his family
especially his only grandson Raef.
Hutch was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Fountain and step father Bill Fountain. He
is survived by his wife of 41 years, Paula, of the home, two daughters and one son-in-law,
Sherry and Brent Stalls of
Bentonville, Christy Hutcheson of Bella Vista; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arnie and Susan
Hutcheson of Sulphur Springs and Everette and Launa Fountain of Holiday Island, AR. Gary is
also survived by Paula’s family, which was his own. Paula’s family, mother and father,
Hurshel and Billie Keith of Hiwasse, siblings, Alan Keith of Hiwasse, Larry and Regina Keith of
Hiwasse, Sally and Carl Bennett of Rogers, and Betsy and Mike Meek of Gravette and first
cousin Dan Taylor & wife Shirley of Powell, Missouri. He is also survived by beloved
grandson Raef Daniel Stalls, age 6, of Bentonville, several nieces and nephews plus a host of
Funeral services will be 10:00AM Thursday November 12, 2009 at the Bentonville Church of
Christ with Walton Hook and John Dyak officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, west of Hiwasse.
Visitation will be 3-6:00PM Wednesday November 11, 2009 in the auditorium of the
Bentonville Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bentonville Church of Christ Missions Fund,
904 N.W, 8th St. Bentonville, AR 72712.