Frank Vogler & Sons

2849 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC


James "Walt" Hutchins

June 5, 1983February 9, 2020

James “Walt” Hutchins passed away on February 9, 2020 at the age of 36. Walt was born on June 5, 1983 in Winston Salem. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, completing a tour in Iraq. Walt is preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Hutchins. He leaves behind his daughter, Mackenzie Ann Hutchins, and father, James William Hutchins. A celebration of Walt’s life will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 11am at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.


  • James William Hutchins, Father
  • Mackenzie Ann Hutchins, Daughter


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 15, 2020


James "Walt" Hutchins

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Derek Renegar

February 15, 2020

Walt worked alongside me for years in the tree care industry. You learn a lot about an individual when you function as a team under difficult and stressful situations. What I learned about Walt is that he could be relied upon in all situations to do what was needed to accomplish our goals. More importantly, he did so with a smile on his face. What will always stand out to me was Walts sense of humor and his ability to tell a story. He was able to use his special blend of humor and humility to bring a sense of levity to any situation. He had us in tears from laughing on more occasions than I can recount. He was self deprecating and was always able to laugh at himself. A rare gift in this world.
Rest easy Milkshake. You will be missed

Stephanie Seidel

February 15, 2020

Walt, you were and always will be my brother. I watched you grow up right down the street. My memories of you will never go away. Reading all these comments jut shows me how loved you are. And how much love you have. I love you Walt and I always will.

Lyndol Cromartie

February 14, 2020

I served with Walt in the U.S. Army, from about 2003 to 2005, or up until the point where he got out. We were assigned to 2nd Platoon, 25th Transportation Company (Road Masters), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
We were young men, I was 19 years old and Hutch was at-least 21, we were newly enlisted privates fresh out of basic training and (AIT). My first impression of him was this squared-away, husky white-boy with a deep southern accent. He told me he was from North Carolina and I told him I was from Georgia, and since we both understood southern culture, we made a connection.

He kept his uniform looking sharp by having them dry-cleaned, pressed, starched and he maintained a pair of perfectly spit-shined boots that would almost make you embarrassed to stand next to him. He had the attitude of a leader and a better understanding of military life than most of us at that age.

He loved the Green Bay Packers, old western movies starring John Wayne or Clint Eastwood and Jameson whiskey in a glass with no more than two ice cubes. Our many engagements from soldiering, training and hanging out would lead us to become friends, but the bond we shared from the experience and all that we endured on the battlefield together would make us Brothers.
- the 33 and a 3rd-

Hutch took on the call sign of "Big Duke Six" from the old war movie "Apocalypse Now", and over time we commonly refer to him as "Big Duke" or "The Duke".
So, I say unto you brother, farewell and be at peace.

Leila Romero

February 14, 2020

I don’t know where to start--from the moment I met you in Hawaii-I knew you were an amazing person with a big heart. And having the chance to serve with you will always be a great honor. Walt, you have left us far too soon, but I know you have a new job at God’s side-to watch over all of us. I wish we could have had more time with you. I will always cherish the little bit of time spent with you and the conversations we shared. Until we all meet again brother. Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends while they go through this difficult time. You will always be in our hearts and will be missed dearly.

Marsha Williams

February 14, 2020

Walt you will be truly missed by all rest in peace

Davian Bellamy

February 14, 2020

Walt it was a pleasure serving along side you in the army, saddened to hear of your passing but relieved to know that God knows best. My prayers are with your family to help them get through such a time as this. Rest east brother

Nick Geiman

February 14, 2020

Walt it was great serving along side of you. Rest in peace you will be missed

Tori Sparnicht

February 14, 2020

Walt...... GO NAVY!!!! BEAT ARMY!!!! One last time!

I miss you brother!! <3

DeAnna Cato

February 13, 2020

Walt - we enjoyed a lot of laughs together......you will be missed my friend. It’s still hard to believe that you’re gone. Fly high & Rest In Peace.

Jeff Smith

February 12, 2020

Walt you were a true brother to me and my family. We love you and will truly miss you. We will see you again someday, until then tell Odell hello for me. I love you buddy.