Keith Rutherford

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Keith Rutherford, 59, of Stephens City, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Friday, September 11, 2015, in his home.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Sammy Campbell. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Rutherford was born November 10, 1955, in Winchester, son of Shirley Temple Lam Rutherford Beaty of Front Royal (Jack) and the late Elmer Austin Rutherford. He was employed by Martin’s Food Market in Stephens City where he was Employee of the Year in 2014.

He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1982 from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV. After graduation he was employed by Shepherd as a computer programmer. He was an Allstate insurance agent in the Front Royal and Winchester areas for 30 years. He loved motorcycles, the Redskins, classic rock music, NASCAR, camping, and was an avid movie watcher. He found a great interest in many kinds of technology. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. Most of all he loved his two children and was very proud of them.

Surviving with his mother are a daughter Amanda Kate Hattenback of Strasburg (Ryan); a son Ryan Keith Rutherford of Winchester; two sisters Cathy Poe of Front Royal (Tom) and Karen “Doodle” Fisher of Front Royal (Tyler); a brother Kenneth Rutherford of Front Royal; two nieces Brandy Partlow of Front Royal (Tony) and Taylor Williams of Front Royal; a nephew Brady Williams of Front Royal; his children’s mother Paula Rutherford Owens; his best friends Dale Lupton, Bruce Rappaport, Bev Cameron, Anna Margaret Ewing, Vickie Rush, and Jim Rush; and his cats Buster Brown, Sissy, and Ruggy.

Pallbearers will be, Dale Lupton, Bruce Rappaport, Kenneth Rutherford, Tom Poe, Tyler Fisher, and Tony Partlow.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Rutherford, Jack Beaty, and Ryan Hattenback.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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