October 26, 1954 - April 28, 2019
Rodney Ray Hutchins was born October 26, 1954 in Chadron, Nebraska to David and Connie (Green) Hutchins and passed away April 28, 2019 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of sixty-four years. Rodney grew up in Lakebay, Washington and graduated from Peninsula High School in 1973. On September 17, 1973, Rodney joined the United States Army where he faithfully and honorably served his country. From November 9, 1976 until March 31, 2010, he took great pride in his employment with the 5th Engineers-Fort Leonard Wood Department of Army working in numerous areas as a mechanic and an instructor for active duty servicemen on various military transportation vehicles. Rodney was united in marriage to Loberta Smith on September 20, 1974 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He enjoyed gardening, fishing with his grandbabies, camping, hunting, and traveling to California and Washington to visit family. His greatest joy was time spent with his family. Rodney was a member of Edgar Springs Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents, David and Connie Hutchins. Rodney is survived by his loving wife, Loberta Hutchins of Edgar Springs, MO; two children, Debbie Distler and husband, Matt of Henley, MO, Troy Schultz and wife, Angie of Salem, MO; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Turner and McKensie Peneston; five siblings, David Hutchins of Port Orchard, WA, Margaret Anderson of Auburn, WA, Connie Ratliff of Tulsa, OK, Debbie Hutchins of Gig Harbor, WA, John Hutchins of Auburn, WA; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rodney will be sadly and deeply missed, but fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved him. Funeral Service for Rodney Ray Hutchins was held Thursday, May 2, 2019 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Pastor Jim Privett officiating. Debbie Distler shared a eulogy about her father's life. Special music played was "Jealous of the Angels", "Lord, I'm Ready to Go Home", "I'll Fly Away", "On Eagles Wings", "Dancing in the Sky" and "Go Rest High". Following the service, Military Honors were rendered by the American Legion Post #99 of Salem. All arrangements were under the direction and care of Wilson Mortuary of Salem, Missouri.
Rodney Ray Hutchins was born October 26, 1954 in Chadron, Nebraska to David and Connie (Green) Hutchins and passed away April 28, 2019 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of sixty-four years. Rodney grew up in Lakebay, Washington and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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