Mr. H. Max Hutchens, 79, of Shacktown Road passed away Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Mr. Hutchens was born October 5, 1932 in Yadkin County to the late Burlia and Sallie Bet Todd Hutchens. He attended N.C. State University until he became a veteran of the US Army serving with the 101st Airborne Division.
Mr. Hutchens then worked for several years with the A.S.A. at the Pentagon during the Korean War, while living in Tokyo, Japan. Upon completion of his tour and service, he then worked and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company with 40 years of service, where he traveled the world for their Research and Development Department.
To those who knew Max, there were always endless stories of his travels and adventures. He enjoyed talking about planes and would stop to watch them fly over. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hutchens was also preceded in death by a special friend, John Raad. Surviving are his brothers, Alvin B. Hutchens, and wife, Shirley, Yadkinville; Monty Hutchens, and his wife, the late Peggy Hutchens, of East Bend; a niece, Traci and husband, Jimmy Presnell; and a nephew, Darrell Hutchens, and Connie Queen. As his health declined over the past year, he always thanked his caregivers for their care.
A special thanks goes to Jimmy who was always there when Max needed him. Another special thanks goes to the staff of Clemmons Village I, 4 North ICU Nursing Staff, Dr. Peter Morris, and the Palliative Care Unit at Wake Forest Baptist Health. At Mr. Hutchens request, the family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Gentry Famliy Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Hutchens Family. Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com.