Services held for George Rutherford
Funeral services honoring George Lester Rutherford were held Monday Oct 17, at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with Minister Joe Keys officiating.
The interment service was held at the Salado Cemetery.
George was born in Roxton. Texas the son of Orfa Justin and Ollie Monier Rutherford. He received his undergraduate degree from East Texas State University at Commerce and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of distinguished service. Following his retirement he worked for the State of Texas as Director of Telecommunications. He was a member of the Salado Church of Christ.
George Rutherford is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth M. Rutherford, his daughters, Nancy D. Hilton and her husband Robert Nederland, and Candace R. Weylandt and her husband Steve of Houston. His grandchildren Jennifer R. Baker and her husband Reagan of Nederland, Robert Shane Hilton of Nederland, and Taylor R.
Weylandt of Houston and great grandson, Kyler R. Baker. Rutherford is also survived by his brother Orfa Justin Rutherford, Jr. and his sister Mary Ann Friday both of Roxton.
Memorials may be made to Lubbock Children’s Home P.O. Box 2449, Lubbock, Texas 79408 or Alzheimer’s Association-Research 3429 Executive Center Drive, #100, Austin Texas 78731.