June 8, 2022
Rocky Leroy Hutt passed away peacefully with his wife at his bedside following a decade-long battle with Huntington's disease on May 31, 2022.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1956 to Ralph Duane Hutt and Nina Freemyer Hutt in Haxtun. Rocky graduated from West Rowan High School, Mt Ulla, N.C. in 1975. He was a United States Army Veteran, of A Company 519th Military Intelligence as an Interpreter and Translator from 1976 to 1979. Rocky was the owner of Falls Church Nursery. He spent 28 years as a manager and salesman of Ford Trucks and Motor Vehicles. As a Freemason of the 33rd Degree he put service first throughout his life.
Rocky was a man with the absolute highest level of integrity and honor. He led by example, supporting his fellow man without hesitation, demonstrating his strong faith while singing in the choir and loving his family deeply. He always had a smile ready for you, paired with an exceptional sense of humor; it was effortless to share a laugh with him. He thoroughly enjoyed his children and grandchildren. A man of many talents: carpenter, farmer, hunter, landscaper, builder, fisherman, salesman: he excelled at all of these designations and more, though most of all he was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather. Rocky's mighty presence is profoundly missed and there is peace and solace knowing he is in heaven with Jesus.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 45 years, Ivy Lee Morris Hutt; daughters Ellen Hutt Carter Nicholas and husband Jared, Julia Katherine Hutt and husband Michael Herbert, Mary Hutt Botkins and husband Jason, Edith Hope Hutt and husband Rob Calton, and Anna Hutt Bledsoe and husband Jonathan; grandchildren Benjamin Elden William Hutt, Caleb James Duane Oden, Ethan Peter Franklin Carter, Grayson James William Nicholas (in heaven), Joseph Victor Hutt, Claire Theodora Hope Nicholas and Rose Marie Bledsoe. Rocky is also survived by his brothers Ty Thompson, Trevor Thompson and Emory Hutt and sisters Naomi Marechal and Gidget Rosemond.
He is preceded in death by his brother Tad Thompson.
A celebration of life was held on June 4 at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg.
There will be a graveside service at the Haxtun Cemetery at 2 p.m. on June 11. Flowers may be sent to Baucke Funeral Home. Donations can be made to Huntington's research in his memory.