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J. D. “Red” Rutherford

CAVE CITY – J. D. “Red” Rutherford, age 85, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at his residence. The Barren County native was born on October 8, 1938, to the late John Wesley “Johnny” and Lola Frances Compton Rutherford.

Red served our country in the U.S Marines. After serving for four years, he returned home, met and married the love of his life, Dasie Nannie Rutherford. Red owned and operated Mainline Enterprises as a general contractor for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, bird hunting, talking politics and piddling around his shop.

Besides his wife of fifty-five years, Dasie, he leaves to honor his memory– his daughter, Stacey Rutherford Wallace (Eric) of Cave City; bonus children, Lee Ann Anderson (Jason), Laycie, Lauryn, and Rayce Mauk; along with several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Kentucky Department of the Blind, 233 Ring Rd Suite 100, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.

VISITATION – 11 AM—2 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel

FUNERAL SERVICE – 2 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel

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  1. Kim A. Gibbons- Steinbrenner on March 5, 2024 at 10:50 pm

    Sending love, hugs, and prayers for comfort and peace and your loss and grief. May the many memories you hold, dear of your Red Help heal and ease the pain in your heart now and in the days to come. I’m sorry we cannot make it to his visitation and funeral. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts at this sad and difficult time . With Love , Kim, Amber, Eric , Frank And our families

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