LeRoy Rutherford, age 57, of LaFollette went to be with our Lord on Friday,

November 25, 2022. Gone way too soon just a short time after celebrating his last birthday on this earth. LeRoy loved his family. He enjoyed mowing and watching those Tennessee Vols, especially when they played them Gators. He was blessed with 2 grandsons which meant the world to him. He provided for his family and made sure them 2 grandbabies always had TN orange attire to support those Vols. He was an outstanding welder for 20+ years, and his first grandson will be following in his footsteps to become a welder. And, his second grandson will carry on the tradition of finishing the fights.

He was preceded in death by grandparents: Thomas “Tom” and Julie Dilbeck, grandmother: Carrie Rutherford-Harmon.

Survived by:

Daughter: April Marie Ward and husband David of LaFollette

Parents: Hubert and Mary Rutherford of LaFollette

Brother: Michael Lynn Rutherford “Mike” of LaFollette

Grandsons: Dewayne Anthony Lee Ward “Knot Head” and Jacob Lee Ward

Grandfather: Sil Rutherford

Nephew: Michael Christopher Lee Rutherford “Boo”

An abundant amount of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.

Family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, December 1st at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Lester Bolton officiating. Interment to follow funeral service at Peabody Cemetery with Rev. Junior Dilbeck officiating.

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home