Douglas Alan Hutson of Cuba, Missouri was born Friday, December 13, 1968, in Rolla, Missouri to Harvey L. and Bertha M. Hutson and passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the age of 52 years and 5 months.
He was a life-time resident of Cuba, attended and graduated from Cuba High School, Class of 1987, and a well-respected member of the community.
Doug was self-employed most of his life. He started his first business, Carzotic, at the young age of 16, providing car detailing services with his best friend Kevin Britton.
Doug worked alongside his father for many years learning the skills to become an accomplished electrician. He later used those skills as a General Contractor to build many custom homes in the area. Upon meeting Mary Adams, who became his life companion, he shared the love of antiquing, enjoyed taking road trips to auctions and jointly operated a resale/consignment shop. He started the business known as Doug’s Shirt Shack which provides t-shirts to other shops and many surrounding schools and cities for sporting and community events. His last endeavor was the undertaking of renovating the historic buildings known as the Cuba Hotel and Southern Hotel, converting them into family apartment units while preserving much of their historic qualities. He was a man of many talents.
Doug was also a master of practical jokes and loved to pull pranks on family and friends, all in fun. He was a generous soul, a kind-hearted man with a heart of gold.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Bertha Hutson, nephew Michael P. Hutson, and brother-in-law Michael V. Chymiak.
He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Adams; son Zachary Hutson; sisters Vickie Chymiak and friend Harold Halbert, Pegge Martin and husband Kevin Martin, brother Mike Hutson, all of Cuba, Missouri; sister Sandi Capen and husband Rex Capen, of Joplin, Missouri; nieces and nephews Stacy Holland and husband Marvin Holland, Jennifer Cunningham and husband Chad Cunningham, Jason Martin and wife Trish Martin, Krystle Brown, Tony Hutson and wife Stacy Hutson, Rylie Capen and Lyzzi Capen; great nieces and nephews Tessa Holland, Ian Cunningham, John Martin, Patti Martin, June Brown, Jillian Brown, Delilah Brown, Tony Hutson, JR. and Samantha Hutson; other relatives, cousins and many friends.
A Celebration of Life gathering was held Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 12:00PM – 4:00PM at Doug’s Shirt Shack on the corner of Albert Street and Margaret Street in Cuba, Missouri.
A private family burial was at Kinder Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, in Cuba, Missouri.
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