William Rutherford

William Michael "Big Mike" Rutherford Sr.

Friday, October 16th, 1942 - Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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William Michael “Big Mike” Rutherford, Sr., of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2019. He was born October 16, 1942 in Elizabethton, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, F.B. “Bud” Rutherford and Frances Bolton Rutherford. He is survived by his sons, W. Michael Rutherford, Jr. (Sara) of Winston-Salem, NC, D. Patrick Rutherford (Beth) of Dinwiddie, VA, and his grandchildren, Ryan Rutherford, Daisy Lee Rutherford, Adam Rutherford and Ashli Rutherford.

Big Mike was a graduate of Science Hill High School in Johnson City, TN. He served in the United States Marine Corps, was a founding member of Green Town Hunt Club in Lawrenceville, VA, and a lifetime service member of The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Virginia (South Hill Lodge No. 297).

The family will receive friends at Brunswick Country Club on December 29, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: South Hill Masonic Lodge No. 297 (508 N. Thomas St., South Hill, VA 23970), Green Town Hunt Club (102 N. Main St., Lawrenceville, VA 23868), or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at Farrar Funeral Home is serving the Rutherford family.
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    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 1:00pm
    Brunswick County Country Club
    21166 Christanna Hwy
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Posted at 11:55am
We will miss Mike at the reunions at SHHS. He was the life of the party, even paying for the band to stay another hour.
Good friend, good guy all around.
Janice Taylor Spangler, Class of 1960

June F. Crafton

Posted at 07:40pm
Mike was a wonderful friend to my whole family for many years. Pat and Mike, I will keep you in my prayers and hold you in my heart.
Love, June F. Crafton

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