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Orville Wendell Rutherford

March 29, 1938 ~ February 20, 2021 (age 82)

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HURON – Orville Wendell Rutherford, 85, of Huron, passed away February 20, 2021 in Winter Haven, FL.

   He was born March 29, 1935 in Falkner, MS, the son of Lucian Glee Rutherford and Margaret Bryant Rutherford.  Orville grew up on a cotton farm in Mississippi with nine brothers and sisters; Glee (Thelma) Rutherford, Lee (Lois) Rutherford, Troy (Betty) Rutherford, Lucille (Frank) Moretta, Edna (James) Miller, Kay (Boyce) Shelton, Oleta (Joe) Butler, Frankie (Homer) Gillard, Don (Liz) Rutherford, and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Orville was married to Shirley Grace Spencer Rutherford for 61 years.  They had three children, Scott (Stephanie) Rutherford, Randy Rutherford, and Hope Rutherford.  He had three grandchildren, Aaron Rutherford, Bethany (Andrew) Compton, and Adam Rutherford.

   Orville served in the US Navy and then worked for the Ford Motor Company for 30 years.  He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Norwalk.

   Friends may call Thursday, March 4th from 10 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 132 Gallup Ave, Norwalk 44857.

   Burial will take place at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, Norwalk.

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   Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is assisting the family.

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American Legion Service
March 3, 2021

4:00 PM

March 4, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Victory Baptist Church (Norwalk)

Funeral Service
March 4, 2021

11:30 AM
Victory Baptist Church (Norwalk)

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