Robert Bruce Caruthers

July 5, 1950June 13, 2013

Robert B. Caruthers (Bob), 62, passed away suddenly on June 13, 2013. Bob was a graduate of Old Dominion University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He served in the U. S. Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from Vietnam and graduation from ODU, he entered the medical sales field. He was a member of the Masons, the Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite. Bob was also a National Rifle Association instructor.

His parents, William and Jane Caruthers, preceded Bob in death. He leaves behind a daughter, Rebecca Pickett and her husband Kevin; a grandson, Noah Groff all of Mobile, Alabama; a sister, Karen Caruthers of Richmond; and Judy Ford, his companion of 12 years and the love of his life, also of Richmond.

Bob will be remembered for his generosity, outgoing personality and an ever-ready willingness to help others. He will be greatly missed by a multitude of friends and co-workers.

The family will receive friends 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., Midlothian, VA. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m., conducted by Pastor Mary Beth Blinn of Providence United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to The Wounded Warriors, or the Masonic Home of Virginia. Contributions may be made in Bob’s name, payable to the “Masonic Home of Virginia, Inc.” and sent to Masonic Home of Virginia, P. O. Box 7866, Henrico, VA 23231.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 20, 2013

Robert Bruce Caruthers

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Gail Swineford

June 23, 2013

Karen, Rebecca & Judy,
May you be comforted now by the love Bob had for you, and in the days to come. Grief, unique to each one of us, is the price we all pay for having loved deeply.

Blessings and love,

Gwen Newcomb

June 23, 2013

God Bless You Becca. We love you and
you have a wonderful family who all support you and your decisions that need
to be made at this time. We will all miss
Bob, your Dad.

Beth Anne Enright

June 21, 2013

Love you, Uncle Bob. I know that you're spirit is with us. Here's to all the memories.

Lewis Carter

June 20, 2013

I was looking forward to seeing Bob next month at the class reunion. I'm so sorry the families loss. He will be greatly missed.

Lori Knisely

June 20, 2013

I was honored to work with Bob a few times at Bbraun Medical. I feel so privileged that I just had a great visit with him last month in North Carolina and he filled me in on his upcoming plans. He was a great guy and I am so thankful to him for his service to our country. He will be missed.
Deepest sympathy to your family.

Pat and Jim White

June 19, 2013

Bob was a true and cherished friend to us. We will miss him and his engaging personality.

Pam Digges

June 19, 2013

I'm so sorry for your family's loss, Karen. God bless you all.

Jim Slaughter

June 19, 2013

So sorry...America lost a great patriot!

Matthew & Lauryn Kelly

June 19, 2013

Karen and family, our hearts are hurting for you in your loss. Please know you are much in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Kristy and Clint Pierce

June 18, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We love you guys and are praying for the whole family at this difficult time.