William “Bill” Spencer Hutchinson, 88, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2022, at Golden Age Nursing Home in Denham Springs. He was born on May 2, 1933, in Bayou Barbary, LA, where he grew up. He served in the U S Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Delta Concrete for many years, he loved hunting, playing his banjo, and singing gospel music.

He is preceded in death by his parents Hillary and Alzada Hutchinson, siblings Marguerette, Earl, and Bobby Hutchinson, children Danny Hutchinson, Brenda H. Lee, and a stepdaughter Wanda Avara McLin.

He is survived by his wife Ida Gertrude Lake Hutchinson, sons Curtis Hutchinson (Wanda), Jeff Hutchinson (Donna), Robert Hutchinson (Tara), and E J Hutchinson, stepchildren Randy Avara (Kay), Melissa Avara Jones (John), and Karen Avara Calamia. Siblings Loyd Hutchinson (Charlotte), Geraline Hutchinson (John), Velda Mae H. Dixon, and Vera H. Fuglar (Clarence “Tubby”), also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and his canine companion “Peanut”.

Visitation will begin at 9 am on Saturday April 9, 2022, at Salem Baptist Church, until time of the service at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery.

Arrangements with Church Funeral Services.

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