March 27, 1958 - October 4, 2021
John Michael Rutherford, age 63, passed away on October 4, 2021, at his home in Manassas, VA. He was born on March 27, 1958, in Radford, VA to John Rutherford and Patricia Logan. John Michael (JR) Rutherford was a devoted and loving husband, brother, son, cousin, uncle, and godfather who left this world suddenly and all too soon on October 4th. He is survived by his wife, Dede, and they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in August. He leaves behind his brother, Robert Rutherford, niece Amanda Rutherford, and three first cousins: Maggie Clare, Jennifer Haydon, and Mary Burks. He also leaves behind four second cousins: Alex Clare, & Nathan, Lauren, and Ryan Burks, as well as a large, extended family by marriage. He is preceded in death by his parents John Alby and Patricia Logan Rutherford. JR was a man who was full of life and exuberance and gave his “all” to the things and people he loved. JR enjoyed his career as an Archeologist at the Fairfax County Park Authority. He was a music aficionado and collector, especially of “Stones” memorabilia. JR had a booming laugh and enjoyed large, chaotic, and joyous parties where he served as head “chef”. JR was also passionate about movies, gardening, cats, and the preservation of nature. He was devoted to his wife, family and friends and they will never forget his love, affection, and larger than life personality. Rest in Power JR, rest in Peace, and rock on. Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life on JR's favorite holiday, Halloween, on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Cabell's Mill, 5235 Walney Rd. Centreville, VA 20120. All are invited to stop by and share memories of JR and to celebrate his life. In keeping with JR's lifestyle, food and drink will be available accompanied by the music of The Rolling Stones. If you so desire, the wearing of Halloween Costumes or Rolling Stones shirts is encouraged. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society at www.humanesociety.org or to the Fairfax County Park Foundation at www.Fairfaxcountyparkfoundation.org .
John Michael Rutherford, age 63, passed away on October 4, 2021, at his home in Manassas, VA. He was born on March 27, 1958, in Radford, VA to John Rutherford and Patricia Logan. John Michael (JR) Rutherford was a devoted and loving husband,... View Obituary & Service Information
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