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Obituary: Carl Hutchison, 83, Columbia, KY

Mr. Hutchison was a member of a prominent, old line Adair County family. He served in World War II a in the US Navy. Structures he built and faced in Adair County are numerous, and as eternal as humankind can make them in the stone and brick. He was a towering figure in his field, whose signature, uncompromising craftsmanship set a standard, an artisan's testament, for generations of builders and masons to come.

Carl Hutchison, 83, Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home.

The funeral service will be Saturday, June 20, 209, at 2:00pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY with Bro. Raymond Martin the officiating clergy. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with full military honors by VFW Post 6097, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:00pmCT, Friday, June 19, 2009.

He was a son of the late Benjamin Robert and Mary Caldwell Hutchison, a US Navy Veteran of World War II, and was in the masonry business.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Barnett Hutchison, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • His son and daughter in law: David and Leisa Hutchison, Bowling Green, KY

  • His grandson: Benjamin Hutchison, Bowling Green, KY

  • One brother: Clyde Hutchison, Columbia, KY
  • Three sisters: Margaret Clements, Mary Kathryn Davis, and Ruby Morrison, all of Columbia, KY
He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Jones.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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Remembering Carl Hutchison: A master craftsman

2009-06-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
In April, Magistrate Wid Harris arranged a ceremonial bricklaying for the first course on the back of the Adair Justice Center, for Carl Hutchison to be a part of the building. Above, from left, Carl Hutchison, District Judge Mike Loy, Magistrate Wid Harris, and General Manager for the Project, Jim Rock. Upper right, Carl Hutchison meticulously places a brick. It was a task Mr. Hutchison seemed to really enjoy. It was difficult to call him away for the group photo.Lower right, with long time friend Joe Moore, with whom Hutchison shared the responsibility as "Keepers of the Clock," maintaining the mechanical clock in the Adair County Courthouse Clocktower for decades, until Mr. Hutchison was no longer to ascend the ladder. It too, was a labor of love. The two were paid a token $50 a year by Adair Fiscal Court for the service.

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