Jim Rutledge, 92, died peacefully on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Kinloch Cottage, The Plains, the home he shared with his grandmother, his mother and finally with his wife of 62 years, Louise (Jerrie) Payne Rutledge and their children, James Turner Rutledge Jr. and Severn Leigh Somerville.
In addition to his wife, children and daughter-in-law Dawn Harms Rutledge, he is survived by his sister, Susan Rutledge Daniels; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three nephews, and three nieces.
Born January 31, 1926, e was predeceased by his parents, Carleton and Ann Turner Rutledge, and his brother and sister-in-law, Carleton and Ann Bennett Rutledge Jr.
Mr. Rutledge enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old and served in the Philippines as a medic during World War II. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War and was stationed on the lightship Cornfield, based in Lewes, Del.
When his military duty ended, Mr. Rutledge returned to The Plains, where he worked for 40 years in the fuel oil delivery business. He served on the vestry of Grace Episcopal Church and The Plains Town Council and volunteered with The Plains Volunteer Fire Department.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 27, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, at St. Michael’s Anglican Church at Greenwich Chapel, 15305 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville. Burial to follow at Little Georgetown Cemetery, 5370 Trapp Branch Road, Broad Run.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Anglican Church.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com