Dallie G. "Frank" Rutherford Jr., 70, a 43 year resident of Glen Burnie, died of pneumonia and complications of Parkinson’s disease at BWMC on March 4, 2009. He was born January 21, 1939 in Pulaski, Va. to Grace and Dallie Rutherford Sr. He was retired from Walmart (Store #1875), where he worked for over 10 years. Prior to that, he was a mechanic for Dovell & Williams. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. He liked to watch sports, but most especially, he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Frances Seagle. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Betty J. Rutherford (nee Delong) whom he married August 22, 1961; one daughter and son-in-law Deborah J. and Kevin D. Boyer of Glen Burnie; three grandchildren Stephanie J., Kyle D. and Drew K. Boyer of Glen Burnie; five sisters Bertha Miller of Roanoke, Va., Alice Duncan of Hiwassee, Va., Betty Lineberry of Dublin, Va., Ellen Boyd of Charleston, S.C. and Barbara Meyer of Pulaski, Va.
The family will receive visitors at the family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Hwy S.E., Glen Burnie, on Saturday, March 7th from 4 to 5 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. Interment is private. Donations in his name may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21401 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, Fla. 33136-1494. Please visit www.kirkleyruddickfuneralhome.com for more info or to post condolences.