Jerry Dean Rutland

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The funeral service for Jerry Dean Rutland will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, at Divide Methodist Protestant Church with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, at Divide and will resume Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Rutland, 77, of Monticello, died May 26, 2023, at his residence. He was born November 24, 1945, to Jesse Vodie Rutland and Eula Smith Rutland. He was employed in the oilfield and as a logger. Mr. Rutland was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and treasured his family above all things. He has been blessed to see three generations born and each one holds a unique place in his heart. He enjoyed fixing stuff, following him around doing his fixing stuff was his faithful companion, Booger. Mr. Rutland enjoyed simple things like sitting on a bucket visiting with Bro. Ladon and hunting with his sons, grandsons and favorite nephew, Robert. He taught his family that faith was important, and God was the source of all blessings. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten by those who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jessie Mae Rutland, Grace Conerly, and Julia Conerly; brothers, Clifford Rutland, Lester Rutland, Charles Ray Rutland, and Calvin Rutland.

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He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Maxine Rutland; children, Ricky Rutland (Debbie), Will Rutland (Jessica), Eddie Wayne Rutland (Jennifer), Joy Reid (Scott), Daniel Rutland (Nikki); sisters, Louise Strong and Lura Lee Caul; brother, Buddy Rutland; ten grandchildren, Kimberly, Cody, Casey, Jacob, Chaney, Camille, Blake, Blair, Sophia, and Caleb; and ten great-grands, Peyton, Madison, Mason, Mitchell, Hadley, Jaiden, Nathan, Hazel, Everly and Sidney. He is also survived by his nephew that he loved more as a brother, Robert Conerly, as well as other loving family members and friends.

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