Jerry Wayne Rutherford, age 82, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home.


He was born November 15, 1935, in Washington County, Virginia, a son of the late Thomas Dee Rutherford and Sally Irene Shaffer Rutherford. He lived his entire life in Washington County and was a truck driver. He hauled cattle for many years and retired as a driver for Dominion Box Company. He was of the Methodist faith.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Leona Rutherford; and two brothers, Billy Joe Rutherford and Thomas Lynn Rutherford.


Survivors include one brother, Paul A. Rutherford and wife Tootie of Bristol, VA; sister-in-law, Virginia Rutherford of Bristol, VA; three step-children, Jimmy Goad and wife Connie, and Wilson Goad and wife Diane, all of Abingdon, and Betty Martin of Pinnacle, NC; and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. at the Frost Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 P.M. until time of the funeral service. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.