George Edward Rutherford

June 26, 1962 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 58)



George Edward Rutherford Jr. of 409 Nelson Drive, Apt. D, Anderson, SC, formerly of Greer, answered the masters call on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Mergon Corporation, 5350 Pearman Dairy Road in Anderson. 

Native of Asheville, NC, he was a son of the late George Edward and Henrietta Moore Rutherford.

George was educated in the public school district of Greenville County, SC and was a 1980 graduate of Greer High School where he played offensive guard for the Greer High Yellow Jackets and was a member of the 1978-1979 State Championship Wrestling Team.

George was a veteran of The US Air Force and a former employee of The Greer Fire Department and Anderson University.

He was the last survivor of his immediate family.

George had a friendly, infectious, and loving personality that allowed him to make friends wherever he ventured. George was also known for his skills on a grill and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his nieces, Rory (Kenneth) Smith of Taylors, SC and Deborah Cannon of Greer, SC; a nephew, Johnny (Jennifer) Nesbitt of Greer; a host of other relatives and many friends including a special friend, Jacqueline Adams of the home. As well as his extended family at Greater Love Bible Church Anderson, S.C.

Private funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, February 18, 2021 in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with, Rev. Patrick Harrison, Pastor. Gerald Williams and Bishop Courtney Cohen, officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will be 3:00 PM on Friday, March 12, 2021 in M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.


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February 17, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Gilmore Mortuary
214 Memorial Drive
Greer, SC 29650

Funeral Service
February 18, 2021

2:00 PM
The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel
214 Memorial Drive
Greer, SC 29650

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Military Honors
March 12, 2021

3:00 PM
M. J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery
140 Inway Drive
Anderson, SC 29621
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March 12, 2021

3:15 PM
M. J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery
140 Inway Drive
Anderson, SC 29621
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