A native of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Holloway and Daisy Shoemaker Hutsell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie McGuire Hutsell, to whom he was married for 67 years; a son, James Greg Hutsell; and a grandson, Randy Perry.
He was of the Methodist faith.
He had been associated with B&O Railroad, as a traveling agent retiring after 45 years of service. He had served in the U.S Navy during World War II. He was a member of the VFW.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jonathan Whittaker of Shaker Heights, Ohio; one granddaughter, Jenny Freeman; two grandsons: Greg and Jeff Hutsell; and six great-grandchildren: Mikayla Perry, Mathew Perry, Savannah Hutsell, Sarah Hutsell, CJ Freeman and Sam Freeman.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home of Athens with the Rev. Jeremy MacMurray officiating.
Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Whittaker, Greg Hutsell, Mathew Perry, Dub Spurlin, Dennis Shell and Harold Idol.
If you are unable to attend this service or visitation you may sign the guest register at wwwsmithfuneral&cremationservicesofathens.com.