December 20, 1949 - May 4, 2016
Big Stone Gap, VA Calvin B. “Big C” Rutherford, Jr., 66, passed away on Wednesday (May 4, 2016) at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Norton, VA, grew up in Appalachia, VA and lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap. He was a retired coal miner with the Westmoreland Coal Co., with over 25 years of service, and was a member of the U.M.W.A. District #17, Local #1607. He was a born again Christian, being of the Baptist faith. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Bascom Rutherford, Sr. and Georgia Agnes (Carroll) Rutherford; and a brother, Robert Rutherford. Surviving are his three sons, Calvin Shane Rutherford and wife, Christy of Big Stone Gap, Steven Michael Rutherford and wife, Veletta of Elizabethton, TN and Chad Anthony Rutherford and wife, Tiffani of Jonesborough, TN; honorary son, Tim Trent and wife, Patti of Farmville, VA; three grandchildren, Faith Rutherford, Carter Rutherford and Katie Trent; two brothers, John Rutherford and wife, Brenda of Big Stone Gap and Tom Carroll of Pennsylvania; five sisters, Linda (Chuck) Bullock of Gate City, VA, Betty (Bruce) Snodgrass of Dandridge, TN; Ann (Doug) Austin and Imogene Sharrett, both of Appalachia, VA, and Josephine Grubb of Roda, VA; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank The Kingston Center, Lonesome Pine Hospital E.R. staff, and the staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap, VA. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Nick Brewer officiating. Graveside committal services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday at American Legion Cemetery. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be: A. J. Johnson, Kevin Lavendar, Steve Rutherford, Mark Collins, Berthil Bowser and Eric Bowser. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rutherford family.
Big Stone Gap, VA Calvin B. “Big C” Rutherford, Jr., 66, passed away on Wednesday (May 4, 2016) at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born in Norton, VA, grew up in Appalachia, VA and lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap.... View Obituary & Service Information
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