James Rutherford

March 12, 1918 - July 25, 2012

Rutherford, James Obituary

James Lewis Rutherford, 94, of Front Royal died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg. West Virginia.

Services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Rutherford was born March 12, 1918, son of George Lewis and Myra Lillian Phillips Rutherford and husband of the late Juanita M. Rutherford.  He was a retired sales representative for a restaurant distribution company. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and life member of the American Legion.

Mr. Rutherford was a dedicated mason and served as Past Master of the Arlington Centennial Masonic Lodge #81.  He was an honorary member of Unity Masonic Lodge #146 AF & AM of Front Royal, member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Fairfax, and a member of Kena Shrine.

Surviving are his children John Allen Rutherford of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Richard Lee Rutherford of Front Royal, James Lewis Saunders of New Hampshire, and Michael Joseph Saunders of Hamilton; and three grandsons Christopher James Rutherford, Brandon Michael Rutherford, and Garrett M. R. Cooper.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Unity Lodge #146 AF & AM, 146 E. Criser Rd., Front Royal, VA  22630.

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