Paul E. Hutchison, 87, entered into the glorious presence of his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, at 10:56pm Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Born March 10, 1934 in Lima, Ohio to E. Gail and Lelah (Michael) Hutchison, he married Susan K. Hobbs on August 27, 1954.
Paul was a graduate of South High School, class of 1952. He sold Metropolitan Life Insurance for ten years, building his own home, as well as, a home for his parents during that time. In 1967, he became owner and operator of Hutchison Shell on Market and Metcalf Street, later acquiring Lima Mall Shell and Shell Carwash, off I75, on Bellefontaine Street in Wapakoneta where he worked until 2017.
He enjoyed fishing trips with friends, listening to country and gospel music, watching purple martins, and most of all, time spent with family telling jokes and stories. His skill in woodworking led him to craft and hand-carve keepsake gifts for each member of his family including a stockpile for great-grandchildren yet to be conceived.
Since his childhood, Paul knew the importance of membership and participation with a local body of believers, currently being a member of Grace Community Church. As his many interests waned in his later years, he had an ever growing interest in reading and reflecting on God’s Word.
Paul was smiling, laughing, and sharing stories hours before his unexpected death. He will be greatly missed by his beloved family. Survived by his wife, Susan in Lima; sons, Kevin (Cheryl) Hutchison of Lima; Terry (Karen) Hutchison of Wapakoneta; daughters, Kimberly Hutchison of Venice, Florida; Marla (Jason) Neuman of Delphos; fourteen grandchildren, Todd Hutchison; Gina Burden; Bryan (Bethany) Hutchison; Bethany Bachar; Shane (Nicole) Hutchison; Landon (Ruthie) Neuman; Sierra Bishop; Evan Neuman; David Thompson; Caleb Young; Madeline Neuman; Joey Hutchison; Abigail (Alex) Lugibihl; Jaden Neuman; sixteen great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and three great-great grandchildren. Sister, Margaret Ann; sister-in-law Joan Hutchison; brother, David (Marty) Hutchison; and six nephews and six nieces.He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Lloyd Swords; brothers, Bob (Mary) Hutchison; John Hutchison; three nephews and one niece.
Services will be held at Grace Community Church, 4359 Allentown Road, on Thursday, November 18th. Pastor John Heyward will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:45pm at the church followed by a celebration of Paul’s life beginning at 2pm.A private burial service for the family will be held on a different date. Memorial contributions may be made to LifeWise Academy at 1844 Baty Road, Elida, Ohio 45807 or WTGN Radio. Condolences may be sent to bayliffandson.com