VeteranRandy Rutledge

Randy RutledgeRandy Rutledge, 52, of Seattle, Wash., died Sept. 12, 2015, in Seattle.

He was born Nov. 26, 1962, in Rock Island, a son of Richard and Marjorie Parsano Rutledge.

Surviving are his daughter, Melanie Johnson and her children, Printis, Norma and Perseus Johnson, all of Puyallup, Wash.; son, Rodney Rutledge and his son Rodney Jr. and adopted son Christopher Washington, all of Federal Way, Wash.; and his father, Richard Rutledge of Preemption.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Melanie in 1968; and his mother in 2013.

After graduating from Sherrard High School, he entered the United States Navy in 1984. He was career Navy, but a significant head injury forced his retirement and discharge from the Navy in 1992. Upon leaving the Navy, he became an auto mechanic, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of Preemption Masonic Lodge.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at United Methodist Church in Preemption. Following the service will be a time of food and fellowship until 7 p.m. when Masonic services will be conducted. Graveside military rites will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 25, at Vermont Cemetery followed by a gathering at the Vermont American Legion.

Memorials may be made to Preemption United Methodist Church or to the family.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/23/2015

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