James Howard Hutchison “Hutch”
May 19, 1943 – March 11, 2023
79 Years, 9 Months, 16 Days
James Howard Hutchison “Hutch” passed away on March 11, 2023, at the age of 79 in Edmond, Oklahoma. James was born to Evelyn and Robert Hutchison on May 19, 1943, in Choctaw, Oklahoma. He was a talented athlete who went on to play football in college where he met his wife Patricia Waldman Hutchison of 59 years who is “still the one.” James received his undergraduate degree from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma and furthered his education with a Master of Education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. They lived in Kansas for 13 years where James coached football and started his first business: V and H Construction. With an opportunity to coach at his high school alma mater James sold his business and moved back to Oklahoma to coach football at Choctaw High School.
James was driven professionally with an unmatched work ethic with what began as summer work turned into a 44-year career owning and operating 3 successful companies within the Oil and Gas industry.
His passions in life were his Faith, Family, and Friends. He had an enthusiasm for hard work, adventure, and people. His simple communication style and caring heart often lead to him mentoring many he came to know. He found joy in the joy of others.
He worked hard every day to provide for his family and instill forever learned lessons, memories, and morals to both family and all those fortunate to know him. He had a unique style in how he shared his faith with both his words and his deeds.
He is survived by his wife Pat Hutchison, daughter Heidi May (Robert), and son Kirk Hutchison. He was known as Papa to his 6 Grandchildren: Jacob May (Emily), Emily Power (Blake), Hallie May, and Tessie May and his 1 Great Grandchild: Adalynn May. Jim was preceded in death by parents Evelyn Hutchison Parker and Robert Hutchison and his sister, Jan Wilsey.
The family would especially like to thank Carol Ann Corrigan, who worked with James for 42 years as an integral part of his business.
Donations in honor of James can be made to either Positive Tomorrow’s in OKC or Loving Choices Pregnancy Center in Rogers, AR.
Hutch / Papa will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.
A public viewing will be held Friday, March 24th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, OK. Family will be present to greet friends.
The funeral service will be Saturday, March 25th at 2:00 PM at Edmond Faith Bible Church in Edmond, OK.