Lamar Clayton Rutledge
Lamar Clayton Rutledge
  • April 25, 1922 - December 11, 2016
  • Mississippi

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Lamar Clayton Rutledge died December 11, 2016 at his home in Meridian. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Marie Howard Rutledge. He is survived by his son Lamar (Lisa) Rutledge of Clinton; daughters Betty (Alton) Mosely and Anita Rutledge, both of Meridian; grandchildren Deanne Mosley, Dr. Jennifer Mosley, Brian Rutledge, John Rutledge and Kevin Rutledge; great-grandchildren Cole and Jenna Rutledge; brothers Gene Rutledge and Jimmy Rutledge and sister Charlotte Clinard.
Mr. Rutledge was born in Tate County to Andrew Clayton and Jessie Nelson Rutledge, the third of nine children. He attended school in Hernando and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Gunners Mate, seeing action during the Sicily and D Day invasion of Normandy. He survived the sinking of his ship in the English Channel on Christmas Eve, 1944. He was employed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. retiring as a Senior Technician after 37 years of service.
Visitation is Thursday from 9am to 10 am at Stephens Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at 2pm at Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Enid, MS. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Methodist Cemetery Fund in Enid, MS