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Sechrest Funeral Service

1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point, NC

OBITUARY

Samuel Lee Rutherford

June 12, 1926April 1, 2020

Samuel “Sam” Lee Rutherford, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

He was a loving husband, father and Papaw who was devoted to his family. He enjoyed and made many memorable vacation trips with them.

He was a member of Highland United Methodist Church. He loved his church and was active in many areas as long as his health allowed.

He was a loving, caring person with sweet and thankful words to everyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years Hestel Rutherford; his parents, Nellie Johnson Rutherford and James Rutherford and grandson, Bradley Scott Rutherford.

He is survived by his son, Jerry Rutherford (Nancy) of Marana, AZ; daughter, Evon Tims (Scott), of High Point; grandsons, Darren Welch (Katie), of Kernersville, NC; Chad Welch (Cindy), of Thomasville, NC; granddaughter, Ashley McCormick, of Las Vegas NV; great-grandchildren, Ryan McCormick, Kennedy Welch, Jada Welch, Javin Welch, Kenan Bree Welch, Harrison Welch and Noah Pruette.

The family would like to thank the staff of Westchester Manor for the loving care they gave him for two years.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to:

Westchester Baptist Church, PO Box 5188, High Point, NC 27262; or, Highland United Methodist Church, 1015 Mill Ave., High Point, NC 27262; or to the Cancer Society of your choice.

A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Sechrest Funeral Service with Rev. Eric Peacock officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

Sehrest Funeral Service is honored to serve the Rutherford family. Online condolences may be made at sechrestfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • James & Nellie Johnson Rutherford, Parents (deceased)
  • Hestel Rutherford, Wife (deceased)
  • Evon Tims & husband Scott, Daughter
  • Jerry Rutherford & wife Nancy, Son
  • Bradley Scott Rutherford, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Darren Welch and wife Katie, Grandchild
  • Chad Welch & wife Cindy, Grandchild
  • Ashley McCormick, Grandchild
  • Ryan McCormick, Great Grandchild
  • Kennedy Welch, Great Grandchild
  • Jada Welch, Great Grandchild
  • Javin Welch, Great Grandchild
  • Kenan Bree Welch, Great Grandchild
  • Harrison Welch, Great Grandchild
  • Noah Pruette, Great Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • Westchester Baptist Church
  • Highland United Methodist Church
  • Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

Memories

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Helen Rice

April 9, 2020

Jerry and Nancy,
Rocky and I were so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. Please know you are in our prayers.

catherine warren

April 7, 2020

Sweet Sam, I had the pleasure of meeting Sam in February at Westchester Manor. My mother’s room was across from his. One afternoon in particular Sam was calling out Praises to Jesus. He praised the Lord all afternoon. What a testimony to his faith. I pray that I will be praising God in my last days as Sam did.
What an honor to know him.
Condolences to the family.
Catherine Bodenhamer Warren

Jackie Cannon

April 5, 2020

Sam was such a wonderful man. Will never forget the first time I meet him, I was a little shy about meeting him and Hestal. They made me feel so welcome. He has always been a caring person.
Heaven gained another very special angel.
Prayers and hugs for all the family.

Biography

Samuel “Sam” Lee Rutherford, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

He was a loving husband, father and Papaw who was devoted to his family. He enjoyed and made many memorable vacation trips with them.

He was a member of Highland United Methodist Church. He loved his church and was active in many areas as long as his health allowed.

He was a loving, caring person with sweet and thankful words to everyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years Hestel Rutherford; his parents, Nellie Johnson Rutherford and James Rutherford and grandson, Bradley Scott Rutherford.

He is survived by his son, Jerry Rutherford (Nancy) of Marana, AZ; daughter, Evon Tims (Scott), of High Point; grandsons, Darren Welch (Katie), of Kernersville, NC; Chad Welch (Cindy), of Thomasville, NC; granddaughter, Ashley McCormick, of Las Vegas NV; great-grandchildren, Ryan McCormick, Kennedy Welch, Jada Welch, Javin Welch, Kenan Bree Welch, Harrison Welch and Noah Pruette.

The family would like to thank the staff of Westchester Manor for the loving care they gave him for two years.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to:

Westchester Baptist Church, PO Box 5188, High Point, NC 27262; or, Highland United Methodist Church, 1015 Mill Ave., High Point, NC 27262; or to the Cancer Society of your choice.

A memorial service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Sechrest Funeral Service with Rev. Eric Peacock officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

Sechrest Funeral Service is honored to serve the Rutherford family. Online condolences may be made at sechrestfunerals.com