A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Pastor Rebecca Pucher officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens in Waterlick.
Russell was born November 13, 1948, in Fauquier County to the late James and Sarah Frances Elizabeth Knight Rutherford. He was employed by Warren County School as a lead custodian.
Russell is survived by two brothers, James Robert Rutherford, Jr. and Richard Allen Rutherford; three sisters, Martha Lucille Wood, Jane Louise Moore, and Shelia Mae Chirgwin. Along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, William Randolph Rutherford, Emmett Franklin Rutherford, and Roger Lee Rutherford.
Pallbearers will be Tony Rutherford, Frankie Knight, Billy Royston, Charles Miller, Jason Rutherford, and Richard Allen Rutherford, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Anthony Moore, George Brown, Wesley Rutherford, and Donald Clatterbuck.
The family will receive friends and hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home