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Harry G. “the Flying H” Hutchins

Published: 4/12/2021 8:07:26 AM
Modified: 4/12/2021 8:07:25 AM

HARTLAND, VT — Harry Gerald “the Flying H” Hutchins, age 89, passed away on April 5th surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Harry was a lifelong resident of Vermont, born in South Alburg, the son of Harry and Lillian (Lucia) Hutchins.

He worked at the family farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He served time in Saudi Arabia and the Azores. After his stint in the military, he drove truck for his dad working for Vermont Fruit. Later years, he worked for various companies hauling milk, wine, liquid sugar, petroleum, etc. He became an owner operator from 1969-1980 hauling for Rouse, Sanborn Oil Co and later Johnson & Dix where he met his wife Dot. Before retiring, his last employment was hauling the U.S. Mail for Mower’s News.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, as well as his youngest daughter Sally King.

He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Dot Hutchins; two daughters Nancy Sykas (Peter Nalette) and Mary Hutchins (Richard Wright); stepdaughter Patty Cragin; sister Betty Pike; grandchildren Alex Sykas, Tyler, Heather & Matt King and son-in-law Scott King.

Harry will be missed for his story telling about his life’s experiences and his great sense of humor. He was proud of his membership of the NH Tractor and Antique Club as well as his 37 year membership in the American Legion Post 26

At age 80, life found Harry skydiving in Deland, FL followed by a couple of Caribbean cruises with family and friends.

Harry collected and refurbished antique Allis Chalmers tractors and equipment. He was often seen at a tractor show with his buddies Bill Gardner and Dale Bishop. You would usually see them in the annual Hartland 4th of July Parade. His goal every year for the parade was to have more Allis Chalmers tractors in the parade than any other brand.

There will be a celebration of life held Saturday, June 12th, 1 PM at the home of Richard Wright, 785 Neal Rd., WRJ, VT.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Harry’s name for cancer research to theprouty.org or Hospice at www.vnhch.org




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