Rickey was born on February 23, 1950 in Chipley, Florida, to Joseph J. Hutchins and Dessie Mae (Satterfield) Hutchins. Rickey worked as a heavy equipment / crane operator in the construction industry. He also proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Dessie Hutchins; brothers: Thurman Hutchins and David Hutchins both of Youngstown, Florida.
He is survived by the mother of his children: Barbara J. Hutchins of Hamilton Square, New Jersey; one son: Robert Hutchins (Lori) of Hamilton Square, New Jersey; daughter: Sharon “Sherri” Lyn Buckley (Shannon) of Cape Coral, Florida; brother: John Wayne Hutchins (Angel) of Youngstown, Florida; sister: Violetta Olsen of Milton, Florida; 4 grandchildren: Hannah, Rose, Noah and Leah.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Obert Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/nca/donate) and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (www.donate.vvmf.org).
Obert Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida, in charge of arrangements.