George E. Rutherford

Class of 1963

George E. Rutherford

July 22, 1946 – April 6, 2011

George E. Rutherford was born July 22, 1946 in Perry, Oklahoma to Robert W. and Vivian (Schultz) Rutherford. He passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 65.

He attended Perry Public Schools through his junior year, but was a 1963 graduate of Jacksboro High School. He is also a graduate of the Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie, Texas, and attended Harvard University.

He was a loving father, brother and great friend to many people.

George was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Karen Rutherford Botkin.

He is survived by two sons: George Larkin and Robert Doyle; three brothers: Gene Rutherford, Hutchinson, Kansas; Rev. Irvin Rutherford, Shreveport, Louisiana; and Roger Rutherford, Royse City, Texas; three sisters: Pat Allen and Reba Pippin, both of Jacksboro, Texas, and Deloris Piper, Fort Worth, Texas: and an “adopted” sister, Gloria Brown, Perry; and also in the area, two aunts, Reba (Rutherford) Chastain and Ruby (Schultz) Rutherford, both of Perry; and an uncle and aunt, Pete Schultz, and his wife Lucille, Billings.

He leaves behind a family who loved him and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, many of whom live in the Perry area, and numerous friends.

A private memorial service is pending.