The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Clark Wright Hutcheson


February 20, 2020

April 18, 1929-January 17, 2020

Clark W. Hutcheson, 90, of Longview, passed away Friday at Canterbury Inn after living with Parkinson's for 15 years.

Clark was born April 18, 1929 in Ouachita, Arkansas to Mart and Edrie (Seale) Hutcheson. He graduated from Sparkman High School, Sparkman, Arkansas in 1947 and moved to Longview in 1948.

Clark was co-owner of a Woodland service station for a few years, before going to work at Reynolds Metals Co. in Longview. He climbed to the rank of Cast House foreman where he retired after 38 years.

He was a highly regarded volunteer firefighter, EMT, Lieutenant and training officer at Bakers Corner Fire Station for 27 years. Clark enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, visiting relatives at the family farm in Sparkman, vegetable gardening, attending garage sales, taking the "scenic route," reading, playing dominoes, and spending time with family and friends.

Clark and Betty Lea Baker were married 69 years ago on October 6, 1950 in Longview. She survives him at home.

Other survivors include daughter Patricia (Scott) Kehrli of Cathlamet; daughter-in-law Marcia Hutcheson of Longview; brother Wilton (Ina) Hutcheson of Camden, Arkansas; two sisters, Betty Ruth Wagnon of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Sue Albritton of Camden, Arkansas; brother-in-law Bill (Adrienne) Baker of Yakima; sister-in-law Marie Baker of NewPort Richey, Florida; four granddaughters, Marisa Hutcheson of Kelso, Melinda (Russell) Horn of Longview, Heather (Kevin) Abena of Kodiak, Alaska and Jennifer (Argyle) Gray of Longview; great grandchildren, Brody Chilafoe and Avery Burns, Charlotte and Abram Horn, and Livia and Lira Abena; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Clark was preceded in death by his parents; son Dean Alan Hutcheson; sisters Louise Selph and Dorothy Zoerner; brother Reese Hutcheson, brother-in-law Frank Baker, and many great friends.

A funeral was held January 24 at Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or a charity of your choice.

- Paid Obituary -


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