Dr. Troy Jerome Hutchinson passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the age of 48.
He was the beloved son of Maxie and Dolly Hutchinson. He was the cherished brother of Max Hutchinson and Brian Hutchinson. His life partner of 18 years, Larry Pritchard, also survives.
He was the dearly loved father of four children, Tiffany Hutchinson, Ryan Hutchinson, Hillary Hutchinson and Ben Hutchinson; grandfather of Elijah Hutchinson, Amelia Mckinney, Mykayla Hutchinson, Isiah Jansen, and Tyson Dardar; beloved uncle of two nieces, Lily and Veronica.
He is survived as well by a large extended family that includes several generations of aunts, uncles, cousins and others, who continue to remember him with love and respect.
Dr. Hutchinson was raised in Kenner, the second of three boys. He graduated from East Jefferson High School and earned his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of New Orleans. He and earned his degree in medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 1994. Dr. Hutchinson pursued his training in Family Medicine at The Washington Hospital Family Medicine residency program in Washington, Pennsylvania. He earned his board certification in from the American Board of Family Medicine and was a member of the National Health Service Corps. Following training, Dr. Hutchinson worked with Lady of the Sea General Hospital where he served the medical needs of families throughout the area. He went on to pursue interests in Occupational Medicine and Emergency Care, as plant physician at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and eventually as Medical Director for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. He also served our veterans at VA Medical Center in Denver and recently returned home to Louisiana, joining MHM Urgent Care, a provider of Occupational Medicine and urgent care services.
His career spanned many disciplines from family to occupational and emergency care as well as serving the needs of our veterans. Always, Dr. Hutchinson's priority was service to the community. From the families that he came to know, to colleagues with whom he served, and all those whom he helped, he is lovingly remembered and greatly respected.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans (Formerly All Faiths), on Wednesday, October 29, starting at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Posted on Mon, October 27, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette