John Wayne Hutchinson (1943-2017)

John Wayne Hutchinson was born on September 18, 1943, to John William and Bernice Morea Parnell in Warren, Arkansas. He spent the first fourteen years living with his mother and grandmother in Warren. In 1957 the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Ft. Worth Technical High School and joined the Junior ROTC program which inspired his brother to join the Army.

In 1960, mother and dad moved to Everman, a suburb of Ft. Worth. He met his longtime friend, Tony Clark. Many a good time was had racing on the streets of Fort Worth. John Attended Everman High School and graduated in 1962. He went to work with his dad building trailers. His first car was a 1961 Dodge.

He grew interested in cars and it became a lifelong obsession. Mom and Dad were very patriotic and raised their sons to be the same. John tried to join the Navy in 1966 but was rejected due to flat feet.

In 1971, John met Paula Haney and on February 1, 1974 they were married. In October 1978 Tabitha Hope Hutchinson, his daughter, was born. In 1982 John went to work at General Dynamics. He was very happy working on F16 fighter aircraft. He worked the night shift and operated an automated lathe.

He also enjoyed working on his 1968 Plymouth GTX. He completely rebuilt the engine and put a two four tunnel ram on the engine.

In 1988 Paula and he divorced. In 1991 John was laid off at Lockheed. He moved in 1992 to Dripping Springs to live with his brother. In 2003 while driving home from playing pool, a drunk driver turned in front of John. He suffered a spinal injury and wasd paralyzed from his stomach down.

A church service was held on April 4, 2017 at Sunset Canyon Baptist Church. He was laid to rest at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas on April 5, 2017.

Condolences may be sent to: www.harrellfuneralhomes.com.

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