Delmus D. Rutherford
Delmus D. Rutherford
  • September 28, 1929 - May 14, 2016
  • Abilene, Texas

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Delmus Dulane "Lefty" Rutherford, 86, passed away on May 14, 2016 at his residence in Abilene. Funeral services will be 1:00p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Brother Rick Hargrove and Rev. Mike Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Casey Jones, Bryan Moore, Adam Rutherford, Dennis Mathison, Frank Stallings, and Carl Grantham.
Lefty was born on September 28, 1929 in Putnam, Texas to the late Andrew and Myrtle McBride Rutherford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Korean Conflict. Lefty was employed as a stock controller for Lockheed Martin (formerly General Dynamics and Automation); retiring in January of 1993. He loved to collect "stuff" and paint "stuff". He enjoyed reading and feeding the birds. Lefty was a joke teller who always had a smile on his face and never complained about anything. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Lawn, TX and loved asking people about their salvation.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Juanita; a daughter, Deanna Lane Rutherford; and a brother, Kenneth Rutherford. Survivors include his daughter, Wynna Jones of Abilene; a brother Dale Rutherford (Glenda) of Lake Brownwood, TX; sister, Mary Boyd (Claude) of Clyde, TX; grandchildren, Kayla Grantham, and Casey Jones (Jennifer) of Abilene; great-grandchildren, Ryliegh Grantham, Sean Jones, and Jolie Jones all of Abilene; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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