TRINITY — Billy Ray Hutchins, 89, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at High Point Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 22, 1931 in Randolph County and was the son of the late Raymond P. and Gladys Jordan Hutchins. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was owner/operator of Hutchins Television Rental for forty-seven years. Billy received his Bachelor’s degree from N.C. State University and received his Master’s degree from Appalachian State University. He taught agriculture, science and math in Thomasville and at Randleman High School where he also served as the head of the FFA and as a driver’s education instructor. He was an active member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Trinity City Council. Billy loved riding his motorcycle and was a constant prankster. He was a great storyteller who always had amazing stories about the old days, his family and family history as well as tales of others.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Ray Hutchins.
Billy is survived by his wife, Helen Small Hutchins, whom he married on Nov. 5, 1954; son, Terry Hutchins (Kristy) of Trinity; daughters, Lisa Hussey of Thomasville and Kelli Burns of High Point; seven grandchildren, Ryan Hutchins, Coleman Hutchins, Jordan Hussey, Alex Hussey, Olivia Burns, Harrison Burns and Heidi Gallimore (Dustin); and two great-grandchildren, Marley-Jane Holt and Sebastian Gallimore.
Funeral service celebrating Billy’s life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at Hopewell United Methodist Church with Rev. Joshua Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family online on Billy’s tribute page at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4615 Dundas Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is serving the Hutchins family.