Charles Anthony Hutchins of Greeneville, Tennessee, 90, died on March 21, 2022. Mr. Hutchins was born the son of John Samuel and Anna Carolyn Hutchins in Forest City, North Carolina on August 7, 1931, and raised in Oconee County, South Carolina. He served his country in combat during the Korean War, as a member of the 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army. He was awarded a Bronze Star for Heroic Service and a Purple Heart, among other commendations. After his war service, he was stationed at Fort Detrick, Maryland, where he met Eva Grey Martin of Frederick, Maryland. He received a medical retirement and honorable discharge from the Army, and he and Eva Grey were married on June 27, 1953. After marriage, Mr. Hutchins became a licensed preacher in 1956, and he attended Furman University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957, followed by a Masters of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 1959. After graduation from Florida State, Mr. Hutchins was employed as a social worker for Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee. He was elected to the Greeneville Board of Mayor and Alderman in 1963 and served until 1967. From 1967-1968, Mr. Hutchins did post-graduate work at the University of Washington, after which he returned to Holston Home for Children in 1968, where he served as the Associate Executive Director until 1973. He also established the Nolachuckey-Holston Area Mental Health Center, the first outpatient mental health treatment center in the tri-county area (Greene, Hawkins, Hancock), which is still providing services today. In 1973, he took a position as Associate Executive Director at Epworth United Methodist Children’s Home in Columbia, South Carolina. He became Executive Director in 1978, and his title was later changed to President and CEO. He was an Ordained Deacon in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. After serving Epworth for 22 years, he and his wife Eva Grey returned to Greeneville, Tennessee and Holston Home in 1995, where Mr. Hutchins served in various roles, including Director of Development, until his death. During his nearly 70 years of ministry, Mr. Hutchins served thousands of children, youth and families, he placed hundreds of children in adoption, and it is estimated that he raised more than $100 million in support of ministries he led and cared about. He was a follower and lover of Jesus, a devoted husband and father, a faithful and loyal friend, a model steward and a prolific giver. He was loved and admired by many, yet remained a humble servant all of his days. There are buildings named for him on the campuses of both Epworth Children’s Home and Holston Home for Children, and in 2021, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Tusculum University “for his service to the broader community.” In his later years, he was known by the children and youth at Holston Home for his frequent “fist bumps” as he encountered them on campus, and his attention to and kind treatment was well known and appreciated by them. Mr. Hutchins is survived by his wife of almost 69 years, Eva Grey, his daughter Camille Hutchins Broom and son-in-law Mike Broom, his son John Hutchins and daughter-in-law Lisa Matrundola, Rita and Jim Sexton and Rita’s children, Heather, Holly, Brandon and Synthia, his grandchildren Cassie Trotter, Jack Hutchins, Anna Hutchins, Kelli Shealy and her husband Collin, Russell Tanner, Graham Humphreys and Marisa Humphreys, his great-grandchildren, Connor Shealy, Caleb Shealy and Lilly Trotter, and his brother George Hutchins and wife Barbara. His first son and second child, Ralph Hutchins, pre-deceased him in 2016. A memorial service will occur on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., at the Rock Church on the campus of Holston Home, 1014 Wesley Avenue, Greeneville, TN 37743. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the Ralph Edwin Hutchins Scholarship Fund at Holston United Methodist Home for Children, the Charles and Eva Grey Hutchins Legacy Fund at Holston United Methodist Home for Children, the Charles A. Hutchins Fund at Epworth United Methodist Children’s Home, or the Charles and Eva Grey Hutchins Scholarship Fund at Africa University.