William Rutherford Death, Obituary – On the morning of February 1, 2023, which was a Wednesday, William D. Rutherford died away in a calm and unruffled manner. His passing came to pass peacefully. Carrollton, Georgia was the location where Bill Rutherford was first introduced to the public on December 23, 1937. Both of Bill Rutherford’s parents, Cecil Lewis Rutherford and Georgia Arnold Rutherford, had already passed away prior to the time when Bill was conceived and delivered.
Bill spent the majority of his life in Carrollton, which is also where he found work, and it was there that he raised his family. After he passes away, his brother Scott Rutherford, his sister-in-law Linda, his nieces Susan and Laura, his nephew Alan, and his grand-nephew Ethan will carry on his legacy. His grand-nephew Ethan will also carry on his heritage. Bill was the kind of neighbor that was often out and about, and he had a way of making everyone else feel welcome.
He never met a stranger. He was always interested in talking to people. He was an avid sports fan and even played baseball while he was a student in high school, so it’s safe to say he was a sports fanatic. The year that followed Bill’s retirement from the Coca-Cola Bottling Company was the year that he made the move to Knoxville.
Soon after he arrived, he committed himself wholeheartedly to rooting for the Vols of the University of Tennessee, and he has maintained this allegiance ever since. He was a member of the congregation of both the Carrollton Presbyterian Church and the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and he was known for his commanding tenor voice in the choirs of both of those churches. He was an exceptionally involved member of the congregation of both of those churches.
The Presbyterian faith was practiced in each of those churches. His ability to whistle beguiling melodies is still unparalleled by that of any other person. Bill kept himself busy throughout his retirement by working at Kroger and spending his leisure time fishing and traveling all across East Tennessee in his spare time. He also did some volunteer work in the community. Because of this, he was able to stave off ennui. Additionally, he was an avid fisherman.
In recent years, COPD had caused him to struggle with both the day-to-day activities of life as well as singing, but he was well taken care of by his brother Scott, his sister-in-law Linda, and his niece Laura, in addition to the compassionate staff at Autumn Care Assisted Living in Karns and Smoky Mountain Hospice. His COPD had caused him to struggle with both the day-to-day activities of life as well as singing.
His major carers were his brother Scott and his sister-in-law Linda, but he also received exceptional care from the compassionate personnel at Autumn Care Assisted Living in Karns and Smoky Mountain Hospice. His brother Scott and his sister-in-law Linda were his primary caregivers.