R. Sessel Hutchcraft, son of the late Arthur Oren Hutchcraft and Flossie Bean Hutchcraft, was born on Dec. 13, 1927 at St. Louis and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on March 7, 2002, at the age of 74. Mr. Hutchcraft was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army serving with the 82nd Airborne in World War II and a resident of Dexter. He was united in marriage to Doris Garrett on March 12, 1948 at Piggott, Ark., she survives of the home in Dexter. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Tech Sgt. Mark Hutchcraft stationed at Langley Air Base, Norfolk, Va., David Hutchcraft and Brant Hutchcraft, both of Dexter; by one daughter, Linda Hutchcraft of Poplar Bluff; by two brothers, Bobby Hutchcraft of Shawnee, Okla. and Wayne Hutchcraft of Dexter; by two sisters, Ruth Redman of Godfrey, Ill. and Mary Butler of Gillen, Texas; by five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 p.m., Sunday, March 10. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, March 11 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Sadler Chapel Cemetery with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.