George Allen Rutledge

December 16, 1931March 10, 2013

George Allen Rutledge, age 81, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 George was a native of Nashville, Tennessee; he graduated from Isaac Litteon High School. George graduated from Tennessee Tech with a degree in Engineering. He retired from Combustion Engineering with 37 years of service in Nuclear Engineering. George served in the Signal Corps of the Army and retires from the 3397 Garrison Unit of the Army reserves as Deputy Commander and Colonel. George was preceded in death by his parents Allen Faulkner and Ruby Lois Rutledge; and sister Peggy R. Akin George is survived by his wife Joann Rutledge of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; son Andrew ( Sherrie) Rutledge of Rockester Hills, Michigan; daughters Ann (Greg) Wingo of Marietta, Georgia and Tracy Rutledge of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; niece Connie Mundy of Goodlettsville, Tennessee; Grandchildren Brad and Chelsea Rutledge ; best pals Dudley and Lucy

The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at St. Paul Episcopal Church Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 14, 2012 at 3 pm at St. Paul Episcopal Church with Reverend Suzanne N. Smitherman Officiating A private Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to : Book of Rememberance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. 7th Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402 or to Highland Park Humane Society, 212 N. Highland Park Ave Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404 Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2013

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March 13, 2013

We are sending prayers to all the Rutledge family. Will always remember George for his wonderful stories shared at our Christmas gatherings and all the love he held for those of you so close to him. He will be missed. Much love from the Squatrito family

March 13, 2013

Joann, I am so saddened to learn of George's passing. I will always remember him as a good friend and a man dedicated to doing the very best job for his co-workers and company. We will all miss him and extend our condolences to you and your family. J. C. Campbell

Anne (Beth) (Spencer) Hannah

March 12, 2013

JoAnn, Ann, Andy, and Tracy- My heart breaks for each of you. The Rutledge Family is so dear to my heart- braves souls taking me camping as a kid, and so Loyal as Church Family. As I grieve the loss of my Mother, I share in your sense of loss- and offer my Prayers for your Comfort and for Thanksgiving of a Life so well lived.