James Warren Rutherford, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 25, 2019. You could say when Jim was growing up, his family could have formed their own baseball team. With seven sisters and four brothers, Jim was the middle child with a heart of gold. He had a passion for fishing and loved to play with his grandchildren. Those who knew Jim, knew he was a loving and kind person.
Jim is survived by his wife Linda, daughter Maghan (Rob), son Milan (Lei), mother-in-law Helen, five grandchildren (Angel, Robert, Sakai Cheneʼ, Marshall and Milan Christopher), sisters Claudia (Tony), Farah (David), Marge (Jeff), Phyllis (John), Lynn and Martha, brothers Wayne (Jennifer), Don (Esther), Ron (Deb), and Doug, brother-in-law Matt, along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, close extended family and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Emellee Willie Barrett Rutherford, and a sister, Lisa.
Jim wished not to have a funeral and will be cremated at Shuler Funeral Home in Hendersonville, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, we ask that all who would like to participate make a donation at https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/james-rutherford-jr-/3855/ as Jim did not have insurance or assistance from the VA.