SOUTH DUXBURY - Lyman E. Rutledge of 1644 Bass Ave., Seville, Fla., and formerly of South Duxbury, Vt., passed away July 6, 2013, surrounded by family at the Hospice Care Center in Orange City, Fla.
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Lyman was born October 30, 1944, in Concord Corners, Vt., the son of Wesley A. and Charity (Bunnell) Rutledge.
Lyman is survived by his wife, Becky (West) Rutledge. Lyman and Becky were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on September 14, 2013.
He is also survived by six daughters: Dawn (Jeff) Poitras and their children, Erik and Micheal; Rae-Marie (Jesse) Lockhart and their children, Antoine Sr. (Sophia Hicks), Anthony (Alexis), Elizabeth, great-grandson Antoine Lockhart Jr. and great-granddaughters Callia and Aurii; Bille Jo (John) Raymond and their children, Jordi and Ashlyn; Natasha Rutledge; Kristina Rutledge and her children, Garrett, Adelina, Dario and Derek; Lisa Rutledge and her children, Ashlyn and Payton.
He is survived by four sons: Christopher (Melanie) Rutledge and their children, Sydnie, Cameron and Alayna; Jonathan (Michelle) Rutledge and their children, Connor, Cole and Madison; David (Brittany) Rutledge; Conor Rutledge; as well as numerous foster children who resided within their Vermont home over 19 years.
He is also survived by two brothers, Wesley (Bonnie) Rutledge and Garry (Tina) Rutledge; one sister, Penny (Mark) Cuatt; sister-in-law Betsy Rutledge; brother-in-law Gordon Kimball; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lyman was predeceased by his parents, as well as a sister, Sheila Kimball, and brother, Jerry Rutledge.
Lyman always enjoyed chasing the elusive white tail deer, fishing for the largest catch of the day, traveling, creative woodworking, watching western movies but was most known for being a great father to each of his children and lending a helping hand to any person(s) in need.
Memorial services will be held at the Waterbury Congregational Church located at 8 North Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05676, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. Following the service, family and friends will be gathering for refreshments in the church hall located on the bottom floor of the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be given to the Hospice Care Center of Volusia/Flagler County, 1625 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Orange City, FL 32763.
Published in Times Argus on July 15, 2013