May 16, 2023
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.


May 16, 2023
2 p.m.



Eric Lee Hutchins, 37, of Morganton, NC passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. He was born on July 26, 1985 in Burke County to Amy Laurel Cable and the late Jonathan Hutchins. He loved dogs and rescued every dog he could. He enjoyed teaching his cousin, Jake how to play video games. Eric was an awesome and excellent cook, making family meals often. He took care of his family when anyone became sick. Eric was a sweet, kindhearted, quick witted person and was a protector. Many knew him as “Little Bulldozer.”

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Gene Cable; maternal grandparents, Roger and Judy Warlick.

Eric is survived by his mother, Amy Cable; aunts, Lisa Warlick and Jennifer Warlick; uncle, Tony Hutchins; cousin, Ben Hutchins Deaton, Mary Burdette, Shannon Warlick, Kara Warlick, Emily Warlick, Jacob Baker and Angie Scott; a number of extended family; his dogs, Buddy and Old Greg; step-siblings, Scott Cable, Jennifer Caudill, Joel Cable; step-niece, Sydney Intres; paternal grandparents, Janice Hutchins and Bill Hutchins.

The family will receive friends from 1pm-2pm Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will begin at 2pm in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Eddy Bunton officiating. At other times, the family will receive friends at his mother’s home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke County Friends for Animals or Friends of Ruff Love.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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—Glenn Biddix
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Amy i am so very sorry for your loss if they're is anything I can do please let me no. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Love you Kathy Carpenter.

—Kathy Carpenter
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His Journey's Just Begun Don't think of him as gone away-his journey's just begun life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing thar we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched. for nothing loved is ever lost-and he was loved so much. Eric, I love you so much always and forever.

—Kara Warlick
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Amy. I am so very sorry to hear of your sons passing. Thinking of you and your family as you go through the days ahead. Prayers for comfort Amy!✝️

—Kay Lewis
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Amy I'm so very sorry and saddened to hear of your dons passing. May his spirit live on in all your memories. Prayers for your family.

—Michelle Rogers

So sorry for your loss. Eric was a special friend to our daughter Sarah. He will be greatly missed. May God grant you peace and comfort to carry you during the days that come.

—Pamela and Ted Jett

Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Eric was such a caring soul. He will always have a place in my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

—Laura McAllister
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Dating and being friends with Eric was one of the greatest joys of my life. His love for comedy,dogs,music, gaming, taking things apart to fix them, and psychoanalyzing music and movies will stay in my heart forever. My condolences and support go out to his mom and family. Buddy was basically his son and his world. Old Greg although new to the family was also well loved.

—Sarah Jett