Thomas “Tommy” Rutherford, age 75, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 19, 1942 in Washington County, Va., a son of the late T.D. and Irene Shaffer Rutherford. Tommy was a U.S. Army Veteran and a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Three Springs Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Perlia Virginia Rutherford; children, Roger Lynn Rutherford, and Thomas “Lynn” Rutherford; four granddaughters; two great grandsons; and brothers, Wayne Rutherford, and Paul Rutherford and wife Tootie.
The funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephen Patterson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. prior to the service. Entombment will be private at Mountain View Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with hospital expenses.