FORT WORTH — Rod Rutledge passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the age of 55 due to a motorcycle accident.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Birchman Baptist Church, the Rev. Neal Seaborn officiating. Interment: Rod will be laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Rod was born May 31, 1960, in Fort Worth to Buddie Earl and Frances Pauline “Polly” Rutledge. He was a very charismatic and energetic person who also had a great work ethic. He had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. He loved traveling, planes, boats, helicopters, hot rods and antique cars, but his children were his greatest joy. His 21-year-old son, Christian, considers his dad his best friend and they had regular jam sessions together. Lindsay and her dad adored each other. They both loved antique cars and trucks, the cross-country power tour last summer becoming a favorite memory to both. They were renovating an antique car for Lindsay and planned another trip after she graduated in June 2016. Rod was a building contractor in Fort Worth and also worked with a development project in Belize. Rod is dearly loved and will live in our hearts forever. Our loss here on earth is definitely heaven’s gain.
Survivors: Son, Christian Rutledge; daughter, Lindsay Rutledge; the mother of his children, Lisa Rutledge; parents, Buddie and Polly Rutledge; brother, Brad Rutledge; niece, Miranda Rutledge; girlfriend, Cheryl Helton; and many friends.
View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/656077
BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557