William Eugene “Billy” Hutchinson, age 78, of Nebo, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Mission Hospital McDowell. A native of Hendersonville, Billy was born on July 21, 1942 to the late Simpson McEntire and Lalayette Hutchinson Cauley. Billy’s parents passed away when he was young, and he was raised by his stepparents, Harry and Carrie Cauley, whom he knew as dad and mom. Billy worked for 50 years as a crane operator, building bridges for Blyte Construction Company . He enjoyed spending his relaxing time in his man cave, playing cards, shooting pool, and fishing. He will be missed by his loving family who will miss his loving and caring heart of gold. Billy was a beautiful person who had a gift of lifting up those around him when they were feeling down.
Billy is predeceased in death by a daughter, Veronica McKinney and brother Harry Cauley, Jr.
Surviving Billy are his wife, Marlene Gray Hutchinson; three children, Carla Fox and husband Johnny of Hendersonville, Billy Hutchinson, Jr and wife Erin of Asheville, and Sandy Hutchinson of Asheville; a stepson Michael Bailey; four brothers, Larry of Baltimore MD, Jesse, Gerald, and O’Neal Cauley of Hendersonville; four sisters, Paulet Miller and husband Roy of Simpsonville, SC, Harriet Canty of Greeneville, SC and Husband James, Judy Hammond of Charleston, SC, and Patricia Clayton and husband Jerry of Hendersonville; a special uncle, Bobby Hutchinson; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Also many special friends.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland.
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