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Thomas “Roy” Hutton (8-24-20) service 8-29-20

Loved and admired by all, Thomas “Roy” Hutton of his beloved hometown of Adamsville, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 24.
Roy, who never met a stranger or a golf course he didn’t enjoy spending time with, was 76 at the time of his passing.
Born in Enville in 1944 to Thomas “Burl” and Aline Hutton, Roy and his family moved to Adamsville before he entered grade school. For the remainder of his life he never wanted to live anywhere else. While attending Adamsville High School, Roy met his soulmate and future wife of 57 years, Jackie Stanley. Together he and Jackie built a loving family, a warm and welcoming home, and a pictorial yard and garden. They also carved out time to travel across the U.S. together, to distant places they had always dreamed of exploring. Hand in hand, they journeyed through this world and to the world beyond, always supporting the other; Jackie and Roy died 19 days apart.
Having been raised in Adamsville, Roy contributed greatly to the rich fabric of the small town community. He was a lifetime member of the town’s First United Methodist Church, where he served as council chairman, the church board’s highest position for many years. Roy was also a founding member of Adamsville Country Club, where to the disappointment of many he won numerous club championships. He served as president of Adamsville Jaycees and was also voted citizen of the year within his coffee drinking buddy circle.
While Roy was a successful salesman for most of his career, his customers remember him not only for his service, but as a great friend. Roy will long be remembered for his outgoing personality, his infectious laugh, his consummate courage in the face of several of life’s obstacles, and his undying devotion to his wife and family, his undeniable love for sports (especially Bama football), drinking coffee with his buddies at Jack’s and Pettigrew Drug Store, and his favorite putter. He left the people of Adamsville with a lifetime of loving memories.
Heaven is rejoicing as Roy has met the Lord and reunited with Jackie, playing endless rounds of golf and watching Alabama football. Roll Tide!
“His Lord said unto him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.’” Matthew 25:23
Roy is survived by his children and their spouses, Blane and Tee Hutton of Adamsville and Michele and Jim Rodgers of Dallas, Texas; his wife’s sisters and spouses, Frankie and Joe Hill of Selmer; Kim and Rick Berry of Savannah; as well as four grandchildren, Taylor Hutton, Gracie Hutton, Megan Rodgers and Nicole Rodgers; and one great-grandchild, Esther Hutton. He is also survived by his niece, Melanie Hill; and his nephew and spouse, Justin and Ashley Hill and their children, Reagan and Camden.
The family asks that memorial gifts be sent to First United Methodist Church of Adamsville, P.O. Box 225, Adamsville, Tenn. 38310, or Come and See Community Kitchen of Adamsville.
The service was livestreamed and shared on First United Methodist Church Facebook page. The family sincerely appreciates all the love, support, and prayers.
Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Adamsville with Amanda Westmoreland, Steve Callicoatt and Mark Massey officiating. Burial followed in Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville.
Arrangements by Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer.