William Garland Hutchison

William Garland Hutchison, 82, of Ripplemead departed this life, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at his home after a long illness. He was in the loving care of his sons and their families. Garland was born at Kimballton on December 1, 1927, a son of the late Walter Lee and Margaret Meadows Hutchison. He was a noted auto mechanic and operated his own repair service in Pearisburg, but his real love was to farm and work the land. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Helen Albert Hutchison, and his three brothers Caudill, J D, and Leroy Hutchison.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sons Garland Edwin Hutchison and his wife Judy Stephens Hutchison of Ripplemead and Timothy Lee Hutchison and Jackie Frazier of Pearisburg; his grandchildren Steven Timothy Hutchison and Kellie Maxine Hutchison; his sister Pauline H. Sarver and her husband Gerald Sarver of Rantoul, Illinois; special caregivers Betty Hutchison and Autumn Groves; and a special little one that brightened his day Ean Mertz.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with The Rev. Dr. Fred Austin and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.