John M. Hutcheson Jr. - Troy, Ala.

ROCHESTER — John Marvin Hutcheson Jr. of Troy died Dec. 21, 2010, in Montgomery, Ala.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Dec. 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Leak Memory Chapel, 945 Lincoln Rd., Montgomery. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at Leak Memory. John’s burial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., in Birmingham, Ala., also on Dec. 23.

He was the beloved son of John and Bertha Hutcheson and was born in Birmingham on Oct. 13, 1930. He attended Birmingham Southern College with a B.A. in Art and Biology. John served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsmen during the Korean conflict. He also attended Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and received an M.S. degree in Medical Art.

John then worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester as a Medical Illustrator for 31 years. In late 1993, he returned to Alabama, settling in his ancestral home of Troy with his dog, Mindy.

Those who knew John remember him as a loyal and extremely thoughtful friend. He had a deep passion for history, stamps, and coins. He was also an extremely active citizen involved with many civic activities. Organizations John was involved with are too many to list here, however, here are a few: Stamp and Coin Clubs, the Olmsted County Historical Society, Pike Pioneers Museum, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Military Order of the Stars and Bars.

John is survived by his brother Bryan; sons, Yancey and Shelby, and their significant others, Jennifer and Michaela; stepsons, Vic (Samantha) and David; four grandchildren, Daniel, Amber, Zandra, Summer, and Brody; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella.