Bryan Hutchings

Bryan K. Hutchings

Saturday, July 12th, 1941 - Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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Saturday night, on Nov. 30th, at 10:15pm, Bryan K. Hutchings, took his last breath and went to be with Jesus. He had metastatic prostate cancer and fought a good fight for almost 5 years.

Bryan was born on July 12th, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to Wilton (Hutch) L. Hutchings and Vera G. (Bryan) Hutchings.

Upon graduation from college in 1964, he joined the Air Force, and married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn K. Kennedy. They had 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl.

Bryan was a distinguished graduate of Undergraduate Navigator Training and outstanding student in Navigator-Bombardier Training. His operational assignments included aircrew duty onboard: B-52 Stratofortress, C-141A Starlifter, WC-130ABE Hercules, and FB-111A Aardvark aircraft; accumulating over 4,900 hours flying time. As a radar navigator in B-52s in Southeast Asia, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Other decorations include: 6 Air Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal. After retirement from the Air Force, he became a Professional Licensing Investigator for the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts, retiring as the Senior Investigator in August 2007.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife. He is survived by his second wife, Becky L. (Ford) Hutchings of Springfield, MO; sons Michael P. Hutchings of Willow Springs, MO and Matthew B. Hutchings (Joni) of Colorado Springs, CO; and daughter Kerry E. Hutchings, of San Antonio, TX. Stepson, Joseph C. Esch (Cammie) of Silver Spring, MD, and stepdaughter Kristen M. Raap (Rodney) of Lamar, MO. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kaylyn Hutchings and step grandchildren, Lucy and Carter Esch, Michelle and Matthew Fonger, Rodney Raap, Tasha and CJ Maldonado, and Jacqueline Johnson. Additionally, sister-in-law, Patricia Wright, brothers-in-law, Kevin Ford and Dan Ford (Jodee), and sister-in-law, Julie (Ford) Oliver (Rick). Three step great grandchildren and multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bryan knew about God and believed in Him. He regularly attended Praise Assembly, where his faith deepened. This faith sustained him through his 5 year struggle with cancer.

Funeral arrangements include: visitation on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 11:30am-12:30pm; with service immediately following from 12:30pm-1:30pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Interment will be at the Springfield National Cemetery at 2:00pm, and include military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to: Honor Flight of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 3954, Springfield, MO 65808-3964. Those wishing to donate online, can follow this link:
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home - East Springfield
    3540 East Seminole
    Springfield, Missouri 65809
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 12:30pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home - East Springfield
    3540 East Seminole
    Springfield, Missouri 65809
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Alan Beauchamp
  • Interment

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 |
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019
    Springfield National Cemetery
    1702 East Seminole Street
    Springfield, MO 65804
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Linda Borgsgterde

Posted at 07:47am
Hutch and his wonderful parents were a part of my youth. I rode back home from college with him and his friend, George Borgstede, and I rode to Texas with his parents when they went to visit him and I went to visit George. When we arrived in California at the Air Force Base, he and Marilyn welcomed us. Then every class reunion, we first reunited with Hutch and shared the evening together. Every Christmas, we looked forward to the letters he would write with news of his family. Our last in person memory of Hutch is sharing a day on the Lake with him at the helm of his boat, beer in hand.

Posted at 10:00am
RIP Bryan. I know you fought long and hard with your ailments. Now, you're at peace. It meant so much to Paul and I that you came to Ralph's funeral. I know you are with him now!

Dave Childers
P Posted at 11:03am

…..and my sincerest condolences to the family.

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