Howell Edward “Newt” Hutchinson

By | June 27, 2022

Howell Edward “Newt” Hutchinson, age 77, sadly entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 24, 2022. He was a beloved resident of Arbors Nursing Home for several years in Gallipolis, Ohio. 

Howell was born in Ironton, Ohio on November 12, 1944, to the late Zack and Dorothy (Keels) Hutchinson. He attended Blackfork Decatur Washington High School graduating in 1964. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge in 1965. Newt was baptized at an early age at Union Baptist Church. He always enjoyed visits from church members and their prayers. He lived in Blackfork, Ohio most of his life, enjoying the friendships of many. After graduating and being discharged from the Air Force, his work career started with various jobs in Oak Hill. He then married and moved to Fostoria, Ohio working at Union Carbide Corp. until retiring with disability. 

Marriage blessed him with a son, Bruce Edward, who sadly passed away in October 2021. In addition to his parents and son, Howell is preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl; and brothers: Don and Roger. Left to mourn are his sister, Rosemary Hutchinson; special friend, Lonna; brothers: Byron, Larry (Susan), Lonnie (Mozetta); and many other family members and friends. 

The family would like to send a special note of gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Arbors Nursing Home in Gallipolis for their loving and caring skill during the many years of his care. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Keith Fulton officiating. Burial will follow in Union Baptist Cemetery with military honors provided for by the Disabled American Veterans of Jackson. Online condolences may be sent to