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Thomas "Gary" Hutson

Obituary for Thomas "Gary" Hutson

March 12, 1953 - July 11, 2017
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 64

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather


Thomas Gary Hutson, known to all of us as Gary, 64, lifelong resident of Avon Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at University Hospital, Cleveland. Gary was born on March 12, 1953, in Welch, West Virginia and was a 1971 graduate of Avon Lake High School.

Gary worked as a machinist at US Gypsum, formerly Donn Products, for 28 years, then continued his career at Cleveland Tank and Supply as a supervisor.

He was an active member of The Sons of American Legion at American Legion Post 211, Avon Lake, where he served as 2nd Vice. As a member of the Legion he hosted the annual walleye tournament as well as the annual fall pig roast. He also belonged to the Cleveland Dart Club. Gary found great joy in donating his time to preparing pig roasts for various children's charities, including Camp Imagine. He was an avid vegetable gardener, a great cook, and enjoyed photography. Gary coached his sons' baseball teams, loved fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, and was a big Cleveland sports fan.

Gary is survived by his wife, Donna (nee Bruce), whom he married on June 27, 1980; sons, Thomas Bruce Hutson, of Houma, LA, Kyle Nash Hutson of Avon Lake, and Daniel Gary Hutson of Avon Lake; grandchildren, Devin, Brody, Logan, Craig, and Jax; mother, Hattie (nee Crigger); siblings, Patricia Hutson, Sandra Erman (John), Evelyn Urbin (Vince), Debra Campo (Jeff); in-laws, Margo Gemperline (John), Lindsey Bruce (Lorrie), Barb Holton (Bob), and Carol Bennett (Randy); nieces and nephews, Cristy, Kim, Paul, Lance, Cassie, Angel, Vinnie, Jordan, Jesse, Jeremiah, Katie, Mike, Brian, Shawn, Kelly, Stephanie, Adam, Eli, Scott and Tim.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Russell Hutson, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, on Sunday, July 16 from 2-6pm. Funeral service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 32607 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake on Monday, July 17 at 11:00am. Pastor David Skelton of the church will officiate. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. (440)933-3202

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    University Hospital, Institutional Relations and Development
    11100 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44106

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Avon Lake, OH 44012
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