William R. "B.I." Rutherford, loving husband, father and Papaw, 74, of Strasburg, VA died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his home.
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A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Stover Funeral Home conducted by Pastor Keith Warren. Burial will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.
William was born April 28, 1939 in Front Royal, VA, son of the late James Robert and Sarah Frances Elizabeth Rutherford.
B.I. was a Batch Man/ Supervisor at Crider & Shockey for 27 years, retiring on July 31, 1991.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sally Thomas Rutherford. Along with his wife he is survived by his six children, sons, William Wesley Rutherford of Strasburg, James Perry Rutherford and wife, Justina of Strasburg and Thomas Clark Newcomb of Strasburg; daughters, Tammy Darlene Robinson and husband, Jeffrey of Strasburg, Kathy Lynn Varndell and husband, Ricky of Maurertown and Jacquelyn Diane Barnett of Wardensville, WV; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
William is survived by three brothers, James "Sonny" Rutherford and wife Zessie of Front Royal, Russell Rutherford of Front Royal, Richard Rutherford of Winchester, three sisters, Martha Wood of Front Royal, Jane Moore and husband Larry of Front Royal, and Sheila Chirgwin and husband Kent of Strasburg.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emmett "Bo" Rutherford and Roger Rutherford.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Robinson, Samuel Robinson, Zachary Rutherford, Jamie Rutherford, Ricky Varndell and Grant Sager.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffrey Robinson, Kent Chirgwin and Tony Rutherford.
B.I. will be missed by all his family and friends, especially his Chihuahuas, Little Man and Little Girl who spent everyday with him and loved him dearly.
The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Unit 405, Winchester, VA 22601; Middletown Fire & Rescue, 7855 Main St., Middletown, VA 22645 or Liberty Baptist Church, 29110 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg, VA 22657.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2014