Obituary for Edward “Deak” Hutchison

Ponca City Now - October 15, 2021 3:32 pm

Edward Eugen Hutchison

May 7, 1936 – October 13, 2021

Edward Eugene ”Deak” Hutchison passed on October 13th,2021 at his home. He was a much loved husband, father,grandfather and friend. He was born on May 7, 1936 in Chandler, Oklahoma to Perry Ivan Hutchison and Margaret Elizabeth Taber Hutchison. He married Helen Lee Fisher in 1954 and they had 8 children. He later married Delores McCleary Stewart Gibbs in 1977 and raised 3 stepchildren.

Edward was a truck driver for most of his life driving for Glass trucking, Oklahoma Tank Line, Conoco, and Groendyke, until he had to retire from the road due to a serious trucking accident. He loved driving all over the country and had many stories to tell about his travels.

Edward also had a love for country and gospel music. In his early days, he played with several country western bands. He also loved to sing in church and played the guitar and harmonica. He was a member of the Gospel Jubilee in Ponca City for several years before his health declined.

He became an ordained minister and performed many marriage and funeral services, while also serving as chaplain for The Mission in Ponca for several years. He was a volunteer driver for RSVP for awhile also.

Edward loved all of his grandchildren dearly and loved being around his family. He spent a lot of time attending sports event of his grandkids and driving them where they wanted to go. He loved going to visit family out of town when he could.
He was a much loved member of the Faith Tabernacle church family and made many lifelong friends there.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Billy Joe Hutchison, sisters Della Mae Cook, Ella Louise “Sister” O’Dell and Margaret Mead. Also proceeding him in death was his first wife Helen, his son Marion “Sam” Hutchison, son -in-law Carl Best, son in law Larry Fipps, Daughter-in-law Glenda Kay Hutchison, three Granddaughters and one Great-great granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife Delores, children Molly Fipps, Edward Allen Hutchison, Dr. Billy Hutchison, Michael Hutchison, Rose Smith and husband Eric all of Hennessey, Oklahoma, Sherry Ehrhart of Edmond, daughter in law Denise Hutchison of Enid Michelle Stewart Neal , Michael Stewart and wife Leslie, and Julianne Shupbach and husband S.J. all of Ponca City. He is also survived by thirty two grand children, 39 great-grandchildren, twelve great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His going home celebration will be on Tuesday, October 19th, at 2pm at Faith Tabernacle with Reverend Don Stanton officiating. Following the service, the graveside will take place at Longwood Cemetery. His grandsons will be serving as pallbearers. There will be a public viewing on Monday, October 18, from 2p.m. to 8p.m at Trout Funeral Home in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home