ST. LOUIS - William Franklin Hutchison, 85, formerly of Mississippi County, died May 31, 2006, at the Friendship Village South in St. Louis.
Born Nov. 9, 1920, in Calvert City, Ky., to the late John T. and Betty Stokes Hutchison, he was a retired mechanic, a member of the Dream Center Church in St. Louis and an Army Air Force veteran, having served during World War II.
On July 12, 1941, at Anniston, he married Ruth Ellen Watson, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, David L. Hutchison of Arizona; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and David Meyer of St. Louis; two brothers, Raleigh Hutchison of Peoria, Ill. and Wallace Hutchison of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mildred Chambers and Lois Chambers of Anniston and Nadine Moore of Peoria; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
One brother, Howard Hutchison preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Dogwood Cemetery. Brian Farling will officiate.
Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements.