Zelton Hutchinson

Zelton Ray Hutchinson, 78, of Chrisman, passed away June 12, 2014. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Callaway Jones Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 also at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, with interment at Bryan City Cemetery.

Zelton was born March 15, 1936, in Laurel Mississippi to Marvin Jesse and Willie Mae Hutchinson. Zelton joined the U.S. Air Force February 1, 1955. After basic training he was assigned the Bryan Air Force base in May 1955. He married Barbara Moselle Robertson on February 22, 1958. They had two sons, Kenneth Ray and Gary Lynn.

After 22 years, he retired from Texas A&M University. Zelton enjoyed fishing, hunting, working his farm, raising his registered limousine cattle and spending time with his family and friends.

Zelton was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Hutchinson, his son Kenneth Hutchinson, his parents Marvin Jesse and Willie Mae Hutchinson, a sister, Marie Clark, and brother Jerry Hutchinson.

Survivors include his son Gary Hutchinson of College Station, TX; two brothers and three sister-in-laws, M.J. and Verlie Hutchinson of Ellisville, Miss, Fran of Laurel, Miss, Janis Hutchinson of Bryan, TX; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Billie Ruth Smith of Laurel, Miss, Carolyn Crocker of Laurel, Miss, Gail Burley of San Antonio, TX, Frankie and Chalmer Knight of Wiggins, Miss; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.

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  1. Gary and family,

    Steve and I were so sad to hear of Ray’s passing. In the few short years we knew him, Ray became very dear to our hearts. He was a wealth of information about the area, our property and farming in general. And don’t even get us started on the music…. I think I will forever turn the corner and honk and wave to him.

    Sorry we will be unable to attend the services as we are out of the country, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Cathy and Steve Locke

  2. So sorry to hear that Ray passed away. I knew him when we worked at Texas A&M University. He was a great person to know and be around. I hope you can find comfort in knowing he is in a better place. May God bless your family.

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