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William Rutledge

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William Lewis Rutledge

JACKSONTOWN: A funeral service for William Lewis Rutledge, age 88, of Jacksontown, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Robert Beyer and Pastor Carol Kirk officiating. Burial will take place in Jacksontown Cemetery.

Mr. Rutledge passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. He was born January 23, 1924 in Licking County, Ohio to the late Clarence Edgar and Georgia O. (Osborne) Rutledge.

Mr. Rutledge retired from Martina Metal in Columbus where he had been a foreman. He was a member of the Sheetmetal Workers Local #24. He was instrumental in founding the Jacksontown Volunteer Fire Department and was a volunteer for many years. In the 1960's he helped dig the pond on his property which benefitted the fire department. He was a member of the Jacksontown United Methodist Church and a hall at the church was named in his honor.

He is survived by a son, Ronald L. (Brandie) Rutledge of Marne; daughter, Brandy Ruth Ann (Les) Shaffer of Jacksontown; seven grandchildren, Chris Anderson, Teasa (Jeff) Wollenburg and Curtis Anderson, all of Newark, Tandy Anderson of North Carolina, Bart (Sue) Rutledge, Darcy (Ron) Treadway and Nick Rutledge, all of Newark; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Georgianna (Baker) Rutledge; and a sister, Sarah Irene Gathagan.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, January 14, at the funeral home, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jacksontown United Methodist Church, PO Box 275, Jacksontown, OH 43030.

Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Rutledge family.

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Published in the Advocate on Jan. 12, 2013
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