John Ray Hutson of Sullivan, Missouri was born June 2, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert Ray and Catherine Maudine (Morgan) Hutson and passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the age of 57 years.
He grew up and attended Dewey Elementary School in St. Loui, Missouris and graduated from Soldan International Studies High School.
John married Rebecca S. Medlin (Archer) on September 29, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri.
John was a devoted, reliable volunteer firefighter for 36 years. During those years, he volunteered for Cedar Hill, Boles and Eureka Fire Departments. For several years, he also volunteered his time as a First Aid Responder for Dayspring Bible Camp in Ironton, Missouri, as well as being a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children. John also worked as a Security Officer, Corrections Officer and Safety Coordinator for the State of Missouri Department of Corrections.
John enjoyed drawing, playing Candy Crush and photography. Throughout the years, he attended Valley Park Chapel, Jefferson City Bible Chapel, Central Baptist Jefferson City, Sullivan Christian Church and First Baptist Church of Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cathy Hutson; and one brother, James “Rusty” Hutson.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Hutson of Sullivan, Missouri; one bonus daughter, Stacy Pauley and husband Richard of Byron, Illinois; one bonus son, David Medlin and wife Bea of San Antonio, Texas; father, Robert “Bob” Hutson, of Bourbon, Missouri; sister, Sandra Shockley and husband Michael of Cuba, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Kim Hutson of St. Louis, Missouri; four grandchildren, Grace (Gracie Bones), Joel, Ben and Christopher; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Sullivan, Missouri with Pastors Daryl Lynn and Chester Lahmann officiating.
Interment followed in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.