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.

Condolences may be sent to www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

 

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

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