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Marvin Dewayne Rutherford

January 7, 1936 — April 27, 2023

The family of Marvin Dewayne Rutherford sadly announces his passing on Thursday, April 27th, 2023 in Trophy Club, Texas.

Marvin Dewayne Rutherford was born on January 7th, 1936 to loving parents Stanley E. Rutherford and Jessie Cole Rutherford in Lebanon, Oklahoma. At the age of 15, Marvin began his career in the container industry sweeping flowers in a Fort Worth plant that made folding cartons. Soon after he was promoted to Plant Manager and continued to climb the ladder in the industry over several decades. Marvin eventually retired in the late 1990’s as Vice President of Rex Packaging, which headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Marvin was drafted into the Army in the early 1960’s as a part of the Nike Hercules battalion based out of Abilene, Texas. During his time, he was responsible for placing antennas and testing the system after the site was built, as well as training others on the fire control system. Through his service, Marvin made many lifelong friends, who often reunited in Abilene.

Marvin married Linda L. Rackley on October 15, 1966. They spent 51 wonderful years together and were blessed with two children, Michael Dewayne Rutherford and Melissa Dionne Rutherford Evans. They lived in Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, and Florida before retiring to Weatherford, TX to be closer to family. Marvin cherished spending time with family and had a special bond with his grandson Cole Jackson Evans. He enjoyed talking on the phone with family and friends, watching old western movies, and listening to music. During the last year of his life, he lived with his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. He cherished this time and never missed any of the social gatherings or parties held at home. Marvin loved to joke around and play tricks; he had a zest for life and was beloved by all who knew him.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley E. and Jessie Rutherford; his beloved wife, Linda L. Rutherford; and his brothers, Bob Rutherford and Harold Dean Rutherford.

Marvin is survived by his son, Michael Dewayne Rutherford; his daughter, Melissa Dionne Rutherford Evans; his sisters, Polly Ann Pruitt, Carol Sue Bennett, and Betty Lou Chaney; and his grandson, Cole Jackson Evans.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 7th, 2023 from 1 to 4pm at his daughter Melissa’s home, located at 2212 Edinburgh Avenue, Trophy Club, Texas 76262 with a reception included.
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