Retired Army Col. David H. Hutoon, 63, who had served for 20 years as a combat intelligence officer, died of cancer Wednesday at Walter Reed Hospital.

He was a senior adviser to the Army Intelligence Command at Ft. Meade.

Born in Seattle Col. Huntoon was a graduate of the University of Washington. He entered the Army at camp Lewis Wash., in 1940. During World War 11, he was with the 41st Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He parachuted behind Japanese lines on special combat missions and received the Silver Star.

After the war, he commanded several unit of the Army's Counter-Intelligence Corp in France and Germany, and then the 441st Group for counter-intelligence in the Far East with headquarters in Tokyo.

Col. Huntoon was regional commander for counter-intelligence for the 6th Army in Seattle when he returned in 1960. He then moved to Baltimore, where he worked in a civilian capacity for the Department of the Army.

He is survived by his wife, Delma, of the home in Baltimore; a daughter, Noel Ann Leary of San Diego; two sons, Army 1st Lt, David H. Jr., of Ft McNair and Richard W., of Baltimore Watson of Seattle and four grandchildren.

The family suggest that expressions of sympathy in the form of contributions to the contributions to the American Cancer Society.