John Carl Rutledge, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2020 at his Westerville, Ohio residence. He was with his wife of 65 years, Virginia "Ginny" Rutledge. He was the loving father of Barbara (Ray) Lewis of Memphis, TN and Karen (Buck) Brown of Westerville, OH and grandfather of Cory Brown, Christie Lewis, Bonnie Lewis, Amy Lewis and Annette (Justin) Gord. He was the great grandfather of Lacey Gates. John was preceded in death by his siblings: Merrills (Viola) Rutledge and Jean (Lloyd) Partridge.
John grew up in Buffalo, NY. He was the son of Carl C. and Helena M. Rutledge. As a young man he served in the Army's 104th Infantry Division in WWII in Europe where he was awarded 2 purple hearts and other commendations. Following the war he and Virginia married and moved to Columbus, OH where he worked as an Engineer for North American Aviation, which later became Rockwell International. He retired from Rockwell. John and Virginia valued godly living and were active members of Central College Presbyterian church. He loved his family (immediate and extended), the outdoors - especially boating - and dancing.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to: Central College Presbyterian Church in Westerville, OH, or the American Heart Association.
Services will be held on Saturday 11.14.2020 at 4pm at Central College Presbyterian Church in Westerville Ohio.