Douglas Eugene Hutchinson

June 26, 1953November 12, 2021

Douglas Eugene Hutchinson, 68, of Grottoes passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born June 26, 1953 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Richard Gordon Hutchinson and Margie Bell (Zimmerman) Bess. On November 27, 1992 he married Michelle Holway. The two shared 28 years of marriage together.

Prior to retirement, Douglas worked as both a truck driver and mechanic. Those who knew him will remember him as a “jack of all trades” as he was able to fix almost anything. He greatly enjoyed grilling, going fishing and listening to bluegrass music. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Selby Deal; two brothers-in-law, Larry Deal and Donald Roberson; niece, Wanda Roberson; and nephew, Danny Cash.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Holway Hutchinson of Grottoes; son, David Lee Hutchinson of Grottoes; daughter, Michelle Fitzgerald and husband, Timothy of New Market, Va; grandchildren, Abbigayle Hutchinson, Joshua, Madison, Brianna, and Adam Fitzgerald; sisters, Linda Roberson of Grottoes and Sharon Smith and husband, Charlie of Raphine; brother, James Bess and wife, Annette of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, a celebration of life service will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at his residence.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.


4 December

A Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hutchinson Residence

Grottoes, Virginia


Douglas Eugene Hutchinson

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Danny & Donna Riggleman

November 16, 2021

Michelle and David and family. We are so very sorry to hear the sad news of Doug's passing. We will always remember him grilling outside. He would offer us anything he grilled. He was such a nice, kind, and caring person. He will certainly be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength to help you get through this time of sorrow. With deepest heartfelt sympathy. Love and prayers. ❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤

Rachael Mcdaniel

November 15, 2021

We sure will miss you around here uncle Doug. You were always here whenever we needed some fixing done around the house and always great to mom (Linda). Every one was always in great spirits around you, it was just your way with people. With so much love, James Lee Roberson, Rachael McDaniel, Elijah Thompson, and Caylin Losh.

Tammy Lawhorne

November 15, 2021

Uncle Doug,
Thank you for your love and support for my Mom! It meant a lot that you were always there to help her! We will miss you and always cherish our memories of you! Love you! Tammy Lawhorne and family

Linda Roberson

November 15, 2021

Bubba, I know you are at peace now, not suffering anymore, but I’m lost!! My sidekick is gone! I love you so much! Even though we weren’t together as kids, we sure made up for it when we could finally be together. Bubba you should have taught me to fix my car, my mower and to do my own plumbing. You just always kept me going. I’m gonna miss your great ribs on the grill. Everyone will miss you! I can’t begin to think about how I will go on without you. But I hear you now saying “Sis you can do it.” Just like you told yourself all the time “Doug get up, you can do it” and you sure did! Love you, Your Sis, Linda Roberson