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Darvin Ray "Fuss" Hutchens

October 4, 1933 — January 9, 2024

Darvin Ray "Fuss" Hutchens, 90 years old, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, January 9, 2024 in Waldron, Arkansas with loved ones by his side. Darvin was born October 4, 1933 in Waldron, Arkansas to Arch Hutchens and Lola (Ballard) Hutchens. He was a long-time member of the Waldron Church of Christ and served as an elder for thirteen years.

Darvin was married to the love of his life, Glenda, for 59 wonderful years. Together they raised three daughters and played a huge role in the lives of their granddaughters. Darvin was a very proud United States Army veteran. He was a Corporal and served for eight years, with two of those years being stationed in Korea. 

In Darvin's younger years, he enjoyed quail hunting with his bird dogs. He loved to go fishing with his good friend, Derial Hullender. For many years, Darvin also looked forward to pheasant hunting in South Dakota with his close friend, Bill Wilson. 

Darvin spent 34 years building furniture frames at Waldron Furniture and was a supervisor for several years before he retired. Also, he and Derial Hullender co-owned carwashes in Boonville and Ozark. In 1990, he started his own furniture frame business called H&H Wood Products. Some years later, Darvin and Glenda owned and operated a small carpet cleaning business.

Fuss, as he was known by his friends, worked hard and put his all into every adventure he began. He enjoyed meeting new friends and spending time with everyone he met along the way. His family was his biggest treasure and the memories they made together will never be forgotten.

Darvin leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Glenda of the home; three daughters: Staci James and husband Scott of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Vicki Washington and husband Shane of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Angela Widner of Russellville, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his seven granddaughters: Rachel (James) Harris and husband Zane of Conway, Arkansas; Kristin James, Brooke Washington, Olivia Washington, and Morgan Washington of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Erica Widner and Libby Widner of Russellville, Arkansas. Darvin is also survived by his siblings: Shirley Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas; Bill Hutchens of Waldron, Arkansas and J.T. Hutchens of North Fork, California. Darvin will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones.

Darvin was preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Lola Hutchens; one granddaughter, Miranda James; two sisters: Doris Ferguson and Iva Darling and two brothers: Vester Hutchens and Jerry Bob Hutchens.

Darvin’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. Lee Peters officiating. Interment will follow at the Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Scott James, Shane Washington, Phillip Burns, David Burns, Vestal Hutchens and Danny Rhyne. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Wilson, Bill Ray, J.T. Hutchens, Bill Hutchens, Harold Thomas, and Alvin Carnahan.

Visitation will be Friday, January 12, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Friday, January 12, 2024

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

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