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William Joseph Rutherford

March 18, 1950 - October 4, 2018

U.S. Veteran

A Memorial service will be held on October 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 3076 Normandy Rd in Springfield, Illinois.

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William Joseph Rutherford, a devoted Jehovah’s Witness passed peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was 68. He was born on March 18, 1950 the son of late Lloyd and Billie Rutherford in Springfield, Illinois.  He married Linda Smith on July 6, 1983 in Lincoln, Illinois.

“Bill” as he was affectionately known had a love for fishing, golfing, hunting, his family, friends and most importantly his faith. He was a Veteran who served in the United States Army. His life took a decidedly different turn when he began to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. On October 3, 2009 he dedicated his life to Jehovah in water baptism. This began his nine year walk of faith with Jehovah God. He was a member of the South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Springfield, Illinois. Although suffering through a myriad of health problems, his faith and service to Jehovah never wavered. All who knew him knew about his love for and faith in Jehovah God.   

He is preceded in death by an infant son, both parents and five brothers.  

He is survived by his wife Linda, children, grandchildren, four sisters, one brother, and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held on October 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 3076 Normandy Rd in Springfield, Illinois.

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