Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Michigan Benchrest Competitor Jim Hutchison...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Mid-Michigan
    Posts
    419

    Michigan Benchrest Competitor Jim Hutchison...

    Has Left the range. Jim passed away yesterday 12/08/2019. As of right now I don't have any information about the funeral, I will post it as soon as I know what the plans are. Jim had been involved in shooting Benchrest since it's inception at Harrison, a fierce competitor Jim was considered to be "the one to beat". Jim was always available to share his expertise, he had a great wealth of knowledge of all things Benchrest and other shooting sports. It's been a privilege to consider Jim a coworker, competitor and friend. We are greatly diminished with the loss of "Hutch". RIP my friend.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    ONTARIO CANADA
    Posts
    835
    He will be missed, I met Jim years ago, he will be missed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    507
    I met Jim early when Harrison started holding matches, He was a great guy to be around and a great shooter...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    338
    I, too, have known Jim for years. We will miss him also but then again, he has shooting less these last few years.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Mid-Michigan
    Posts
    419
    There will be a showing for Jim at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 W. Hill Rd Flint MI on Thursday 12/12/2019 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm and again from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. The funeral will be Friday 12/13/2019 beginning at noon. Swartz Funeral Home is just east of the I75~Hill Road exit.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    216

    What a Friend

    I watched Hutch shoot when we used to shoot at Harrison. I studied him intently (along with Gage). The two of them provided me with a lot of real time classroom experience. Hutch always had that great laugh and that matter of fact mannerism.

    They never missed a season at Harrison. If memory serves me correctly I think that Hutch and Gage told me that they attended there for 25 years. Dick Wright started it with Hutch and Gage attending. They were at every match when I started up there. Big Al was the master of ceremonies.

    I am deeply saddened about Hutch's passing. He is a great friend to me and I always held him in high regard. He was one of the best.

    Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Mt Pleasant Michigan
    Posts
    416
    Oh my. I am very sad to hear this. Jim was one of my favorite guys to shoot with. The guy had more patients than anyone I have ever seen when shooting.

    RIP Jim


    Joe Hynes
    Last edited by liljoe; 12-09-2019 at 07:59 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Mt Pleasant Michigan
    Posts
    416
    Here is a picture of Jim on the left.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot_20191209-190146.jpg 
Views:	263 
Size:	48.8 KB 
ID:	23168  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    TN.
    Posts
    892
    So sad, I met Jim back in the early 2000 when I started shooting benchrest. I would like to say when will it ever end but, it will not because we are getting old. Jim was a good friend, I will miss him.
    god so many of the good ones are leaving us = tears. I met Hutch and Larry Gage many many years ago, so sad.

    Dan Honert

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    East Tawas, Michigan
    Posts
    298
    It was always a pleasure to shoot with Jim at Harrison. He will be missed.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Midland, Michigan 989-835-2304
    Posts
    137

    I don't know what to say.

    Jim was such a good friend. He and Larry Gage, Pat Canning and I were all at the first match at Harrison with Dick Wright back in like 91 or 92. It was my first benchrest match, and I believe it was for the others too, except Dick. Jim was always a tough competator. He won a lot of matches up there and at Holton and WWCCA and other places where we shot together. Once in a while I would beat him, and I always felt lucky, like I had beaten one of the best. Not just a great shooter, but a loyal friend, especially to his shooting buddy Larry Gage, another tough competator. Its hard to see that he is gone, along with Dick and his wife Gloria (the child bride). Life is getting more empty. God bless them all, and those they leave behind. Tears of sadness.
    Larry Feusse

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Ludington, MI
    Posts
    258
    Don't know what to say, what a great guy and a great friend. Yes, Jim was always the one to beat. Take care Hutch!!

    Jeff Aberegg

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •