Obituary of James Michael Hutton
James Michael Hutton (Mike) (known to many friends as Groove) was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 3, 1951. He exited his earthly home escorted by Angels to his new home in Heaven on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Mike grew up in Nowata, where he attended school graduating with the class of 1970. He then attended Central State University in Edmond, OK the following two years. He met Beverly Gilbert in October of 1972 and married two months later in December. The couple had two children, Kent and Tim, who were the apples of his eye. Even though at times they had their differences of opinions, he was always there for them and never failed them. He liked nothing better than watching them play baseball, football and basketball.
Mike worked at Dowell for many years, followed by construction and roofing work. He worked many other jobs before retiring due to disability in 2003. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing guitar, and listening to music, and shooting guns. He also liked an occasional trip to the casino with his boys, or his best friend Bob. Mike was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, making a full recovery, wearing his survivor bracelet with pride, but this latest health episode was one he could not recover from.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Holtkamp, his grandparents, his mother and father-in-law Pauline and Conley Gilbert, and brother-in-law Leon Gilbert. He is survived by his wife of almost 46 years, Beverly, sons Kent and Tim, four grand-children, Kennedy, Conley, Kayden, Ashlynn. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Diana Barbour (John), Sandra Smith (Floyd), Brenda Warren (Jim), and Becki Gilbert, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
Mike would like to tell each of you that if you wake up each morning and can see, hear, talk, walk and use your hands, then give thanks to God. These are all things he could not do with this latest, short illness, but is doing now, and we are sure he is strolling all over Heaven looking for the perfect bench to sit on while he is “Waitin On a Woman”. Don’t give up on me, I’ll be there too. I love you now and forever, Bev. P.S. All of us are sure going to miss you strumming along with Brad and Alan. It was our utmost pleasure to be your wife, sons, grandchildren. You will always be loved and never ever forgotten.
The family would like to thank St. Francis 9 West for the excellent and compassionate care they gave to Mike, Dr. Joe Reese and all the friends and family, and a special thanks to Bob Howard and Gene Bean for the best friends Mike could ever have had.
Life is just that, Life. Live it, be thankful for each day for it could all be gone in the simple blink of an eye.
Memorial service will be held 10:30am on Monday, September 10th at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel Sapulpa.