Dennis Joseph Hutton entered into eternal rest peacefully on August 7, 2022 surrounded by loved ones after 76 years of a life well lived. His love of family, friends, hard work and travel will never be forgotten.
Dennis, affectionately known as Poke to some and as Papa Poke to his 14 grandchildren, is preceded in death by his mother and father, Marguerite and Joseph Hutton, and his brother Chris Hutton. Poke is survived by five siblings: Joseph Hutton (Eileen), Susan Hutton, John Hutton (Jeanne), Greg Hutton (Sandy), and Mary Gilker (Paul); and four children: Shiloh Hutton (Amber), Erin Sheldon (Chris), Bless Dollander (Chad), and Colleen Jama (Jaime). Papa Poke’s 14 grandchildren adored him for his towering presence and his willingness to be where they were, either on the sunny, hot sidelines of games or at a table with a fabulous meal ending in dessert.
Dennis loved his work with Healthy Savannah, Savannah Urban Garden Alliance, Mixed Greens and the Forsyth Farmers Market because of the community of friends he was so fond of. His giving spirit will live on through the many ways he touched our lives and we hope the same for all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a flower or a tree, donating to an organization that Dennis enjoyed working with or supporting a locally owned business.
The family invites you to a Celebration of Life on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 pm behind Savannah Victory Gardens at 2500 Tennessee Avenue, 31404.
Uncle Pokey was one-of-a-kind and definitely one of the best! We love you fiercely and bigly, Pokey! Your love, generosity and wit will be with us forever❤️
- Molly Hutton Marder, Cocoa Beach, FL
So sorry for loss of Poke. Deepest sympathies. He was such a kind person.
- James Gilker, Milton, GA
Sad the Norfolk Hutton’s will be there in spirit only
- Joseph Hutton, Norfolk, VIRGINIA
Deepest condolences for the loss of Pokey. We remember his warm smile. Phyllis & Rick Lancaster
- Phyllis Gilker Lancaster, Greensboro, NC
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this most difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort knowing that your father is now dancing on the streets of gold. Much love to each of you!
- Jacquelyn, Savannah, GA
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire Hutton family.
- Steve and Teresa Cook, Olathe, Ks
Rich and I are so sorry for your loss. Wish we could share condolences in person. Our thoughts are with all my Hutton cousins.
- Diane Staub, Woodinville, WA
I am sorry for your loss.
- Lesley Corley, Savannah, Georgia
Uncle Poke was always a powerful force when I saw him. He was so large and had a voice that rumbled but was as gentle as can be, much like his brother Chris. Rest in peace Pokey. May your spirit live on in all of us!
- Adam Hutton, Charleston, SC
- Tammy & Tom Kenkel, Savannah, GA
Deepest condolences to the Hutton family. Dennis contributed a great deal to making Savannah-Chatham County a better place for all to live. He was very instrumental in the formation of Healthy Savannah. He will be missed.
- Otis S.Johnson, Savannah, GA
Dennis was a gentle giant of a man, true to everyone and gave his all. He will be sorely missed, not only by his family but also by his community family. Sending prayers and love.
- Kathryn Martin, North Augusta, SC
We will all miss Dennis is so many ways. My prayer for the family and close friends is peace and great memories.
- Diana Morrison, Savannah, GA
Dennis will be missed, but we thank God that he has left such an amazing legacy of love and generosity. I am lifting the entire Hutton Family in thought and prayer.
- Lillian Grant-Baptiste, Savannah, Georgia
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hutton family during this time. I worked with Dennis at the Chatham County-Savannah MPC. Dennis was a kind and a wonderful person to be around/work with. His physical presence will be missed, but his spirit lives on. Blessings.
- Keia, Baltimore, Maryland
We were so sad to hear that your dad had died. Hope all those sweet memories will surround you with love and allow you to heal!
- Ken & Ann Bell, Evans, Ga
Let me rise with the Angel Through the rays of the Sun Let me fly from this mountain When my troubles are done May we swim the Great River On our journey back home May we rise like the Angel Sail away, and be gone…
- Michael roach , Tybee Island , Ga