John F. Hutchinson

Friday 14th of December 1934 - Friday 6th of May 2022

John F. Hutchinson

Services

Visitation

May 10, 2022 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Milward-Broadway

159 North Broadway, Lexington, KY

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Director Joey Tucker

Mass of Christian Burial

May 11, 2022 (11:00 am )

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

1730 Summerhill Dr., Lexington, KY

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Director Joey Tucker

John Hutchinson often joked that he lived longer than he and everyone ever thought possible considering all his crazy antics. After 87 years on this earth, John decided that if he couldn’t go out and grill a steak then it was time for him to go and with that the Lord agreed, calling him home on May 6th, 2022. As a young boy, he learned his strong work ethic and love of serving others from his parents, John and Anna Hutchinson, while working at the family business, Hutchinson Drug Store.  His wonderful sense of humor and jovial nature was developed on his own.  John was never without a story or joke to tell and was especially happy when he could pull a light-hearted prank on a friend like parking a Super C tractor in their front yard to draw attention to their birthday.  


John was born on December 14, 1934, in Lexington, KY and with three sisters (Agnes Donati, Sandy Hutchinson, and Patty Thornberry) he had many opportunities to practice sharpening his wit.  His humor caught the attention of the love of his life, Gloria Lovelace Hutchinson who he met while taking biochemistry.  After convincing Gloriato marry him in 1959, John had to go serve in the U.S. Army.  Upon his return and armed with more stories of the antics he pulled while serving, he worked as a pharmacist at Hutchinson Drug in downtown Lexington until he retired and closed the store.  


In addition to his wife of almost 65 years, he is survived by their five kids, John Hutchinson, Mike (Debby Ann Powell) Hutchinson, Geanie (Neal) Umberger, James Hutchinson, and Deborah (Jeff Kimmel) Hutchinson.  He often bragged to anyone who’d listen about his grandchildren (Alexia, Nathan, Kara, and Rebecca)sharing his wisdom and humor with them as well as with his many nieces and nephews who he loved.  


John enjoyed life, following his alma matter Ole Miss Rebels,tinkering on his farm, playing golf, and hanging out with family and friends.  He never knew a stranger and was always willing to help those in need.  We invite family and friends to come share their favorite stories of John’s life at the visitation Tuesday, May 10th from 5pm to 7pm at Milward-Broadway.  The funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton on Wednesday, May 11th at 11am, immediately following will be the graveside service and burial at Calvary Cemetery.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), Deacons Mark Woelfel and Paul Root, the staff of Morning Pointe East and Pine Meadows, and the many friends and family who supported him during his final time with us.  If you don’t want to send flowersyou may consider a donation to the Catholic Action Center, Hope Center, or Salvation Army, then again prayers work just as well.

Guest Book

Franketta Zalaznik

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A very sweet Veteran who I was able to swap military stories. We also could talk about flowers. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye

4 days ago

Sheila Woods MD

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I am forever grateful to Mr. Hutchinson and Hutchinson drugstore for all the kindnesses he performed for many of my patients while I practiced Gen Pediatrics from 1982 to 2009. In the 80s and 90s there were very few drug stores open 24 hours a day and I knew I could always call Mr. Hutchinson if I truly needed something in the middle of the night and on occasion he would offer to take it to a patient’s home. In addition my three grown daughters worked at Hutchinson drug store fountain when they were teenagers, and they observed and learned from Mr. Hutchinson's work ethic and kindness to people of our community. I send my prayers and condolences to his family as they adjust to this significant loss.

4 days ago

Patrick E. McGill

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In 1979 when I was broke, nearly homeless, and needed insulin to live, John gave it to me for free. In 1993 when things were somewhat better, against the advice of many, he was the first downtown merchant to place a campaign sign in his window when I was running for 1st District Council. John was always willing to crawl out on a limb for anyone he felt needed a hand. He thought the best of all his neighbors, lightening their burdens, and rather than accept a compliment he made sure no one would take him too seriously by telling a joke or pulling a kindhearted prank.

1 week ago

Sara Holmes Farmer

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Mr. Hutchinson was such a great man & pharmacist! Love to you all; my thoughts & prayers are with you.

1 week ago

JoJo (Startzman) Wray

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Mr. Hutchinson was a gem. He hired me at the drugstore when I had just moved to Lexington while I was in between colleges and treated me like one of his own. I'm so grateful I got to be a part of that family as an employee. Grateful for all they did for me. The love for his family was so apparent. Sending love and hugs to the Hutchinson family.

1 week ago

Cece Fister

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When I think of my cousin it always brings a smile to my face because when he saw us at the fountain he would come from the back where he was filling prescription and had some joke to tell. My prayers with each of you.

1 week ago