Ralph Edwin Hutchins

Born: Wed., Oct. 21, 1964
Died: Thu., Mar. 3, 2016

Services are to be announced

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A Memorial Service for Ralph Edwin Hutchins, 51, will be held at 12 pm Saturday, March 12,2016 at McEntire Fire Department at 10313 Garners Ferry Rd, Eastover, SC. Ralph passed away Thursday, March 3rd at Agape Hospice House after a long and well fought battle with cancer. Born in Johnson City, TN he was the son of the Reverend Charles and Eva Grey Martin Hutchins of Greeneville, TN.


Assistant Chief Hutchins retired from McEntire Fire Department after 28 years of service as well as the South Carolina Air National Guard where he held the rank of MSGT. Ralph also worked over 30 years in the private ambulance community as an EMT and Director of Risk Management. He dedicated his life to helping others in their time of need. He was a kind, compassionate, encouraging man that always had a smile on his face and was his nephew Jack’s hero.


In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kerri Cook Hutchins; children Cassie Trotter (Chet), Russell Tanner, Kelli Shealy (Collin); siblings Rita Sexton (Jim), Camille Broom (Mike), John Hutchins (Lisa), Dwight Mixon (Mimi); brothers and sisters in law Sherri Mattox (Kevin), Ronnie Cook (Jennifer), Gene Wood, Beth Williamson (Robbie) as well as nieces and nephews Jack, Anna, Marisa, Graham, Sam, Olivia, Sydney, Alex, Taylor, Trey, Harley, Liam, Ashleigh and Kayleigh.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holston United Methodist Home For Children in Greeneville, TN or at www.holstonhome.org

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Tim and Donna Shealy
   Posted Fri March 04, 2016
Please know that we are in prayer for your family. You mean so much to us because your daughter Kelli is part of our family. We love you all and will continue to lift the whole family up for strength and peace.

Judy Cook
   Posted Sun March 06, 2016
May God lift you up in prayer and find the inner peace that he gives to you. I know Ralph was a wonderful man and you all will miss him so. God has a bigger plan for him and soon you will meet again.

Cheryl Ray
   Posted Sun March 06, 2016
Kerri and family, words cannot express how my heart is feeling for you all. My deepest sympathy and condolences and strength for the days ahead.

Grace Morgan
   Posted Sun March 06, 2016
Ralph was my cousin and although , our times of seeing each other during the Hutchins get togethers but His smile always stuck out to me, it was a smile of true testimony of a man who loved life, his family but most of all , our God who he served well , in all than he did ! Ralph will be dearly missed and my prayers will continue for Aunt Gay, Unclle Charles , his siblings, his precious wife Kerri and the children ! May God give all of you peace ..

Loy L. Youngblood
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
I remember when Ralph first walked into the Fire Department at McEntire, right out of basic training and tech school, raring to go. From that time forward Ralph was always ready to go and became a good friend and great member of the fire department. I will miss your smile and calm demeanor, not to mention your friendship. I pray that you will rest in God's eternal peace and that he blesses your family with comfort and strength. So long for now brother, we shall meet again.

Debbie Price
   Posted Tue March 08, 2016
May God help you during this difficult time. I pray for all of you.

Lisa Mathes
   Posted Tue March 08, 2016
May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this time.

melissa hammer a.k.a (missy)
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
ralph was a good friend rip in peace ralph you will really be miss

Beth Wrenn
   Posted Thu March 10, 2016
My Heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Ralph was a very good person always had a smile on his face.

Holston UM Home Kathlene Hoard
   Posted Thu March 10, 2016

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Holston United Methodist Home for Children.

With loving and heartfelt sympathy from the Board and Staff of Holston United Methodist Home for Children.

Kenneth Nelson
   Posted Fri March 11, 2016
May God's peace undergird you in these days. Ralph was a fine man who inspired many along the way. My brother and sister have been honored to know this family and we are deeply sorry for your loss.

Eva Ross
   Posted Sun March 13, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for you and Ralph's extended family. May the Lord ease the pain of your broken heart and help you and Ralph's extended family in this time of sorrow.

You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Our Lord and Savior will take care tender, loving care of Ralph and know that Ralph will be watching over you forever.

May God Bless you and yours.

~Eva Ross

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