We continue to lift up the Hutchinson family as they grieve his death and rejoice in his homecoming. We’ll gather in the church sanctuary to thank God for Bob’s life, next Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 10am.
Family will be available for visitation from 9:00am-10:00am.
Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery for family.
Robert Hutchinson Obituary
“What kind of train does bubble gum prefer?” Bob would answer, “the Choo-Choo!” Bob thought he had the most hilarious jokes. He would literally crack himself up and his laugh was infectious.
Robert Hutchinson Jr, “Bob”, was born in Richmond VA on September 20, 1944. He attended St. Christopher’s School followed by University of Richmond. He could be described as a home body, marrying Cindy and setting up his businesses in RVA. Bob found a passion in photography, starting with Weddings by Hutchinson on Grace Street followed by the VA Photo shop on Main Street. Bob had a passion for black and white photography, and developing his own pictures. He owns a patent for a developing chemical he created in 1982. Bob also had a love of physical fitness and was a regular “gym rat” at the Franklin St. YMCA for many years. After retiring VA Photo, Bob became a certified personal trainer, helping people at the MAC and American Family Fitness gyms in Midlothian. He loved watching people take control of their lives through exercise and fitness.
Bob had a sincere and eclectic personality. He missed his calling in meteorology as evidenced by his daily weather advice for anyone who would listen. Bob enjoyed making his own natural concoctions and Kombucha tea. There was always a vitamin to fix an ailment and a natural remedy to aid in recovery. He loved sharing these passions with his family and friends. He loved baseball, swimming, diving and musical theatre. Bob wouldn’t miss his kid’s plays, concerts, baseball games or dive meets. You could count on him eating a crunchy peanut butter sandwich for lunch every day, making rock hard fudge in family bake offs, and butt dialing one of his kids. Running a car into the ground was also a special skill of his. He had a real appreciation for theology, and you could find Bob reading his Bible late at night and preparing Sunday school lessons.
Bob died on September 21 2023 in the early morning with Cindy by his side. He had just celebrated his 79th birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents Ann (Lipford) and Robert Hutchinson Sr. He leaves his wife of 44 years Cynthia (Walker), 3 children Ashley Stigall (Wesley), Meredith Hutchinson (Korrey Allen), and Bobby Hutchinson (Lauren), 6 grandchildren Quinn, Sloane, Sullivan, Kody, Maya, Maisy, Bobby’s little one on the way, and brothers, Walter (Sharon) Hutchinson and Foster (Mindy) Hutchinson, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ann (Lipford) and Robert Hutchinson Sr. He grew close with Cindy’s mother, Carole Walker over the last year as she stepped in to care for him when Cindy was working. He loved his family fiercely and was their number one fan through it all. Bob truly lived until the very end, he never gave up.
Bob’s life will be remembered and celebrated at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 1925 Grove Avenue on Saturday October 14, 2023 at 10am. Family will be available for visitation from 9:00am-10:00am. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery for family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bob’s memory.
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