John Alan Rutledge passed away on June 10, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas. John was born on December 28, 1945 in Gilmer, Texas to parents, John Muriel Rutledge and Grace Turner Rutledge.
John graduated from Gilmer High School in 1964. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany. After returning he attended Stephen F. Austin State University. John served with the Nacogdoches Police Department from 1976-2001, retiring as a detective. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting firearms and storytelling! John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Rebecca Rutledge.
He leaves behind his daughters, Olivia Lemons and husband Adam of Nacogdoches and Kimberly Miles and husband Ben of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Jordan, Bryson, and Addyson Lemons; sister, Barbara Kassler and husband Frank of Farmers Branch; brother, Keith Rutledge of Gilmer; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held, 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.