Sterlon Wallace ‘Hutch’ Hutchins, 88, WWII US Army veteran

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Sterlon Wallace "Hutch" Hutchins
Sterlon Wallace “Hutch” Hutchins

Sterlon Wallace “Hutch” Hutchins, of Wilmington, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 88.

He was born in Durham on Jan. 21, 1927, the son of the late Jack Herbert Hutchins and Daisy Irene Woodell. He retired and moved to Wilmington in 1997 and prior to that he had lived in Manassas, Virginia for numerous years.

Hutch owned and operated Liberty Printing of Falls Church, Virginia. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and served two years during WWII which was followed by an honorable discharge in 1947. Throughout his younger years he was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving are his loving wife of 34 years, Pauline F. Hutchins, of Wilmington; son, Jeff Hutchins, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; daughter, Mary Ann Martin, of Knoxville, Tennessee; two grandsons, Nicholas and Derrick Martin, of Knoxville, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Martin, Brennan Martin and Regan Martin; sister, Carolyn Phelps, of Colonial Beach, Virginia; stepchildren, Nancy Morris, Scott Hall, Steve Hall, Bruce Hall and Brian Hall and their families, of Northern Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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