Robert Dickey “Dick” Rutherford, 81 of Carlinville, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville. He was born on January 2, 1941, in Carlinville, the son of Dr. Robert and Dorothy “Dickey” Rutherford.
He graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1958 and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and graduated with a degree in agriculture. Prior to his retirement in 2006, he was a sales consultant and construction center manager for Morton Buildings in Litchfield. He loved waterfowl hunting in Calhoun County and Canada and traveling in the U.S. and Europe.
After retirement, he became actively engaged in raising purebred Kiko goats seeking outstanding genetics in the breed. He was a much-beloved grandfather and loved spending time with family. His grandchildren were a great source of joy for him.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Sally, of 36 years; two brothers, Paul and Jack Rutherford; and sister, Ann Goetzel. He is survived by a son, Ty (Donna) Rutherford of Gillespie; daughter, Lisa (Rich) Rans of Austin, TX; daughter, Angi (Matt) Voss of Baltimore, MD; stepsons, Rodney (Lisa) Walton of Walterville, OR, Adrian (Amy) Walton of Carlinville, and Damon (Becky) Walton of Carlinville; and stepdaughter, Shawna (Michael) Veydt of Venetia, PA; and stepdaughter-in-law, Leah Walton of Westchester, IL; grandchildren, Jesse (Hayley) Rutherford, Riley (Keegan) Craig, Alexander Voss, Griffin, Beckett, and Nolan Rans, Rihanna and Macalla Walton, Lauren Swainston, Aidan Walton, Camryn (John) Joseph, Chloe Walton, Carly (Brendan) Stewart, Cory Walton, Will Walton, Matthew Veydt, Emma, Adam and Nick Walton; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jill Lambert; and step son, Trevor Walton.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville at 10:30 a.m. with visitation prior to the service from 8:00 to 10:15 a.m. Rev. Dean Probst will officiate. In lieu of donations, the family asks that people simply do a good deed for someone less fortunate than themselves.
Davis-Anderson Funeral Home Carlinville in charge of arrangements.