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Obituary: Bill E. Hutson

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Bill E. Hutson, 77, of Brentwood, passed away Aug. 17, 2020 in Nashville.

Mr. Hutson was born in New Albany, Indiana to Cloyce and Ruby (Shofner) Hutson on Oct. 18, 1942. He married Martha Elizabeth Kinker on June 27, 1964 in Carrollton, Missouri and attended school in Greenup, Illinois, graduating in the class of 1960. 

He worked in the telecommunications industry for several years with AT&T and General Telephone prior to founding telecommunication firms that included aerial and underground construction and telephone systems along with companies providing cable TV subscription services for small towns and large multifamily housing developments in numerous states in the Midwest and Southeast.

He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Illinois Troop 58, achieving the merit rank of “Life.” He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1968. He was a former member of the Ainad Shrine Temple in St. Louis and proudly belonged to the Clark County Shrine Club with the 1070 Motorcycle Unit. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.  

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother James L. Hutson, sister-in-law Avis M. Hutson, nephew R.D. Carlen III, brother-in-law Harry L. Kinker and sister-in-law Nancy L. Kinker.

Bill is survived by his wife Martha; sons Brian (Kim) of Franklin and Kyle (Heather) of Brentwood; sisters Sue (Mike) Bauguss Greenup, Illinois, Terri (Gary) Etchason Effingham, Illinois and Trudy (Dan) Green Greenup, Illinois; brother-in-law John Kinker (friend Joann) of Kansas City, Missouri; sister-in-law Mary Jane (Richard) Kuhlman of Bella Vista, Arkansas; brother-in-law Curtis (Beverly) Kinker of Lenox, Iowa; grandchildren Tyler Joseph, Austin Brian, Elizabeth Marie, Kaia Isabella and Ryder Alexander; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with visitation two hours prior to the service. Eddie Rogers will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion or to your favorite charity.    

The Hutson family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to friends and neighbors for their thoughts and prayers.