Wilson — Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmy “Pat” Hutchins, 79, of Wilson, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Wilson with Rev. Mark Fuller officiating and Brady Stubbs providing the Eulogy. Interment will follow later that afternoon at 2 p.m. at Drake Cemetery next to his wife Beverly. Family visitation will be held on this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson. Arrangements are under the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Pat was born on June 28, 1938, at Sulphur to the late Mr. James Arthur Hutchins and Mrs. Effie L. (Pritchard) Hutchins. He departed this life on Thursday evening of April 5, 2018, at Mercy Hospital of Ardmore.
Pat was an only child of James and Effie’s and graduated high school at the age of 16, from Dickson High School, in 1955. His father introduced him to riding calves as a young boy and as Pat grew older he became an exceptional bull rider. He attended school at Murray State College at Tishomingo and later attended OSU. His love for rodeo eventually took him away from college and Pat rodeoed full-time. During his college years at OSU, he rodeoed with a barrel racer named Beverly Sikes, whom he fell in love with and soon married. Pat had to quit riding bulls due to injury and began working in sales in the oilfield. He worked for Pacific Pumps and R. Bruce Carter for many years traveling to many different states, selling and installing pumps. He retired in 2000, due to Beverly’s illness and she preceded him death that same year.
Pat then moved back home with his parents residing on the family ranch on Buckhorn Creek south of Sulphur. When he was looking at some cattle for sale, he met the former Darlene Blodgett. They became good friends and were soon united in marriage on Feb. 2, 2002. Pat loved residing south of Wilson with Darlene and her cows. Pat gave his life to the Lord on April 15, 2007. He and Darlene were both members of the First Baptist Church of Wilson.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his Parents; son, Craig Hutchins, and grandson, Coy Blodgett.
Survivors include his loving wife, Darlene of the home; sons, Cord Hutchins of Springer, and Don Blodgett and wife Marie, of Wilson; daughter, Charlett Blodgett; mother-in-law, Imogene Palmer of Marietta; grandchildren, D.J. Blodgett, Jessica Blodgett, Hannah Blodgett, Jacob Blodgett and Stephanie Clayton; numerous great-grandchildren, other family, church family and friends.
Casket Bearers will be Merl Bone, Cory Bone, Bobby Stubbs, Brady Stubbs, Pete Carlile and James Copeland.
Honorary Bearers are Stan and Anna Mae Harris, Barbara Brown, Glenn Payne and the Dickson Class of 1955.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.