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TAMPICO - The Rev. Denverd "Denny" Randolph Hutton, 93, died peacefully on Aug. 26, 2021, in his home just weeks after suffering a broken neck as result of a fall. He was under the full-time loving care of his son, Denverd K. Hutton, and his grandson, Savage Hutton, for the last two years of his life, and under Hospice care for just days before his death.
Denny was born on Jan. 15, 1928, in Marion, Va., to Marvin and Agnes (Coalson) Hutton. He was educated in Marion schools, and joined the Army Airforce during World War II. He married Carra M. Call on Nov. 25, 1949, and they moved to Marion, Va., and then to Pulaski, Va., the two communities where the first two of their four children were born. Two more followed after the family moved to Boyce, Va., in 1954.
The couple owned and managed Hutton's Texaco full-service filling station near the small town of White Post, Va., until their move to Rock Falls, Ill., in 1962, when Denny became an employee of Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling, Ill. He was a NWSW crane operator upon his retirement more than three decades later.
Denny also became an ordained minister in the Pentecostal faith in 1964, and preached at several churches in the Rock Falls-Sterling area for a number of years. Then in 1969, he and his younger brother, the Rev. Dewey Hutton, became two of the founders of Zion Full Gospel Church in Prairieville, Ill. Later, Denny became an associate pastor at First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls, where he also became well known for his joke telling, and where he remained a member until his death.
His favorite pastimes included travel to his winter home in Donna, Texas, in prior years; doing crossword puzzles, reading Zane Gray Western novels, looking up jokes in one of his church-appropriate joke books; fishing, and playing penny-ante poker with anyone who would sit and play along with him. He also was an avid hunter and remodeled houses in his younger years.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carra, in 1972; his second wife, Dorothy Milby, in 2019; and all of his siblings, Juanita Prater, Frances Murray, Dewey Hutton, and Jeffrey Hutton, as well as infant grandson Denverd Storm Hutton, and infant great-granddaughter Lanae Joy Newman.
He is survived by his daughters, Mona (Timothy) Briggs, of Rock Falls; Donna (Louie) Celaya, of Cherryvale, Kans.; Carla (Donald) Register, of Kingman, Ariz.; and Denverd K. Hutton, of Tampico, Ill; along with 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Eva Hutton, of Rock Falls and June Simmons of Conway, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.
McDonald's Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls is handling the funeral arrangements, along with cremation, in accordance with Denny's wishes. Also in accordance with his wishes, his children will scatter his ashes at a later date at one of his favorite places, Hungry Mother Park in Virginia.
Everyone who loved Denny is welcome to attend a memorial service at 6:00 PM Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at the Larson Shelter at Centennial Park in Rock Falls, when those in attendance will have an opportunity to share memories of the times they spent with the Rev. Denverd "Denny" R. Hutton.
A potluck dinner and time of fellowship will follow the memorial service. Those attending should bring their own table service, beverage, and a dish to pass.
In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.