Funeral services Thursday for longtime Chief Hutchinson
Funeral services are scheduled Thursday for Russell Hutchinson, Albany’s longtime Police Chief, who died Monday at his home in Albany.
Chief Hutchinson was 71. At the time of his death, he held the distinction of serving more than 10 terms as Police Chief, and he was the longest serving police chief in the entire state of Louisiana.
A graduate of Albany High School, Hutchinson began his lifelong public service at the age of 27 in 1975 as Justice of the Peace of Ward Four in Livingston Parish. In 1978, he was elected by the citizens of Albany to serve as Police Chief, a post he held until his passing.
Family and friends said Hutchinson led by example. He invested his energy into his family, his community, and in its people. Values he admired: Integrity, Dedication, and Loyalty.
He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Nancy Raborn Hutchinson; daughter, Melissa “Missy” Wild(Jody); son, Russell “Rusty” Hutchinson Jr.(Jill); grandchildren, Vick, Tanner, Daniel (Amanda), Emma, Anna, Aidan, and Easton; great grandchildren, Daniel, Kaden, and Asher; sisters, Billie Ann Hutchinson and Annie Marie Thompson(Glen); sister-in-law, Sandra Hutchinson Bankston(John); mother-in-law, Doris Raborn Yent; brothers-in-law, Chuck Raborn (Sandy), David Raborn (Barbara), and Russell Raborn (Barbara), along with numerous nieces, nephews, and endless amounts of friends.
Preceding Russell in death were his parents, Cecil Elliott “Deloy” and Francis Irene Glascock Hutchinson; father-in-law, Charles “Charlie Boy” Raborn; step father-in-law, Henry Yent; brother, Thomas Elliott Hutchinson; sister, Catherine Hutchinson Landry; brothers-in-law, Melvin Landry, Riley “Bill” Raborn and Robert “Whitey” Raborn; niece, Dana Thompson; nephews, Cecil Landry, Thomas Landry, Donovan Hutchinson, and Infant Twins Woods.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 5:00 til 9:00. Visitation will resume at Albany First Baptist on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. until beginning of service at 11:00 with Masonic Rites Service. Celebration of life will begin at noon. A dear friend, Mr. Gene Hoyt, will officiate the services, and interment to follow at Hutchinson Cemetery in Albany.