John Leroy Hutton Jr., age 78, Springfield, MO. passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday, March 24, 2023. He was born June 16, 1944, to John Leroy Hutton Sr. and Lela Frances (Grossman), who preceded him in death.
John graduated from Hillcrest High School and joined the Army shortly after to further his education in electronics. He repaired communications equipment used during the war with Viet Nam. He was fascinated with electronics from a very early age and wanted to know how “it” all worked.
After serving three years in the Army, John went on to repair tv’s, radios, and other electronic equipment , and later became an electronics instructor and also wrote on-line electronics lessons for Pace University in New York until his retirement.
John is survived by his wife, Barbara (Johnson) of 58 years, three children, Karen and her husband, Kevin Maxwell, Cynthia and her husband, Rick Bishop, and son David Hutton and his wife Angie, six grandsons, Anthony and Michael Ware, and Michael’s wife, Fay, Blake and Brandon Maxwell, and Zakary and Alex Hutton, and one great-granddaughter, Hazel.
He is also survived by his two sisters, Nancy and her husband, Larry Maggard, Joanne Lines, his brother Dan Hutton and wife Vicki and many nieces and nephews. John loved his family and was always joking them with his dry sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband and father and grandfather and he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 31, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be one hour before services, from noon to 1:00 p.m.