Robert Donald Rutledge PDF Print
Thursday, 12 January 2012 13:06

Robert Donald Rutledge, 84, Glasgow, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.  Born January 21, 1927 in Rock Island, IL, he was a son of the late Robert and Lottie Bertha Clements Rutledge.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Martha Bell Jones Rutledge; his sister, Doris Grinstead, and a brother, Mitchell Rutledge.

Donald graduated from Glasgow High School in 1947 and Western Kentucky State College in 1951.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II.  Donald and Martha owned and operated the Glasgow Republican newspaper from 1959 to 1967 and The Print Shop from 1967 until 1980.  Donald was an elder, past chairman of the board, and a trustee of First Christian Church of Glasgow.  He served on the board of directors of First Federal Savings in Glasgow and was chairman of the board of T. J. Samson Hospital from 1980 until 2000.

Donald is survived by his children, Nina Moran (Chuck), Philip Rutledge (Sara), Jane Rutledge, and Paul Rutledge (Suzie); his eight grandchildren, Sarah Moran, Elizabeth Moran, Kate Spurling, Will Rutledge, Matthew Rutledge, Christopher Rutledge, Emilie Rutledge, and Adam Rutledge; his great-granddaughter, Georgia Moretti; and his brother, David Rutledge (Deborah).

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, January 14, 2012, at the First Christian Church with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to BRAWA, First Christian Church of Glasgow, or your favorite charity.



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