Robert W. Rutherford Jr.


Robert “Bobby” Wayne Rutherford Jr., 45, a resident of Hedgesville, passed from this life Friday, July 5, 2019, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.

Bobby was born Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1973, in Elkins, a son of the late Robert Wayne Rutherford, Sr., and Patricia Ann Pugh Rutherford, who survives.

In Westminister, Maryland, on July 15, 2016, he married Nicole Rutherford, who survives.

Also left to cherish his memory are eight children, Keisha Rutherford, Tyler Baxter, Kayla Baxter, Caden Gaither, Gabrielle Bragg, Ethan Rutherford, Madison Bragg, and Robert Allan Rutherford, one sister, Glada Woods, one nephew, Joshua Woods, one niece, Elizabeth Woods, and a special aunt who was like a mother, Emma Myers.

Preceding him in death was a niece, Amy Jo Rutherford.

Bobby was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School and then obtained a degree from Mountain State University in 2003. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the Battery A 1st 201st Field Artillery Unit and was part of the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was last employed as a supervisor with a warehouse distribution center for Tractor Supply. Bobby was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was always willing to help others. Bobby loved his children so very much and will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home in Valley Bend on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Foster Williams will officiate and interment will follow at Zirkle Cemetery in Cassity where members of H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion, Tygart Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the West Virginia Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Robert “Bobby” Wayne Rutherford Jr. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneral home.com.