Personnel: JB Hutton, Jr
Agency/Organization: Dermott Volunteer Fire Department, Dermott, AR
Position: Assistant Fire Chief
Summary: While working an outdoor fire call along Highway 165 South near the Pine Tree Boat Landing on Lake Wallace, Assistant Fire Chief Hutton fell ill and passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be reported.
Incident Location: Hwy 165 South near Pine Tree Boat Landing, Lake Wallace, AR
- Dermott Assistant Fire Chief Dies after Collapsing at Brush Fire Scene
10/2/2014 | Online Article
DERMOTT, AR - A fire department in Chicot County is mourning the loss of its assistant chief in the line of duty. It happened Wednesday when J.B. Hutton, Jr. collapsed at the scene of a brush fire, reports our content partner Monticello Live. Hutton, the assistant chief of the Dermott Fire Department, had been a firefighter there since the mid ’60s.
- USFA Memorial Database: JB Huttom , JR
- Vigil & Funeral Arrangements for Deceased Dermott Fireman
10/4/2014 | Online Article
...Visitation will be held 5-7 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee, AR.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church in Dermott, AR... (more plus more on his life can be found at the link.)
J.B. Hutton, Jr., 77, of Dermott, AR passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in the line of duty, while serving with the Dermott Volunteer Fire Department. He was born September 1, 1937 to the late J.B. Hutton, Sr. and Helen Marie Brookins Hutton. Mr. Hutton was married for 46 years to his wife, Shelby Hutton. He was a lifelong TV repairman. He moved back to Dermott in 1970 and served on the Dermott Fire Department for over 40 years and was currently the Assistant Fire Chief. Mr. Hutton was an avid coin collector and loved refurbishing antique jeeps. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Lockhart Hutton; sons, Dave Whittenberg and his wife Susan of Conway, AR, Keith Hutton and his wife Melissa of Monticello, AR; daughters, Pam Greene of Conway, AR and Angela McBride and her husband Brent of McGehee, AR; brother, Herman Hutton of Dermott, AR; sister, Helen Ruth DenHerder of Belmont, Michigan and 9 grandchildren.
Contributors to this article: GA Peach
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