John A. “Buzzy” Rutledge

RANGER – John A. “Buzzy” Rutledge, age 69 years old, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 20, 2020 doing what he loved, farming.  Graveside services for Buzzy will be at 10 AM Monday, May 25, 2020 at Alameda Cemetery. Family and friends will gather 5 – 7 pm Sunday at Edwards Funeral Home in Ranger.  Due to Covid-19, please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. 

John A. “Buzzy” Rutledge was born May 5, 1951 in San Francisco, CA to John and Margie Mattes Rutledge. He moved to Texas as a youngster.  He was a 1970 graduate of Ranger High School and was a farmer and rancher.  He worked 25 years for Mitchell Energy and retired as an Eastland County Commissioner after serving 8 years.  He married Barbara Ann Walker February 12, 1983 at his home in Ranger.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. 

Buzzy is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Barbara, sons; Jeffrey (Wendy), John David (Shandy) and Ronny, brother; Darrell Fox and grandchildren; Katy, Coy, Sidney, Jake, Josh, Harley Gwinn, Ryan Gwinn, and several nieces and nephews  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister; Reta Stowe, and brother; Roger Rutledge. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Ranger VFD in Buzzy’s memory.

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