John and his wife lived in Eastaboga most of their married lives. They had four children and all attended Eastaboga Baptist church where John was a deacon and a scout master for many years. He was a soldier during WWII and served in France and Germany. He was tragically killed in a car wreck March 19, 1978 along with 2 other men from the church. He is buried beside his parents, John and Edna Hutto, and his brother, Ralph.