Donald E. Rutledge

April 27, 1952 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Donald Rutledge Obituary

Donald “Meat” E. Rutledge, 71 of Zanesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on November 21, 2023, at his residence.
He was born on April 27, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Alvin Rutledge and Patricia Winters, also raised by Minnie and Carl Harney of Roseville, Ohio. Don was the owner and operator of Auto Electric Service, after being in business with his good friend, Dick Graves, for many years. He was a huge Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State Buckeyes fan, avid camper, and bowler, serving as the secretary of Sunrise Bowling League for several years. In his spare time, he loved watching his westerns. Above all, Don enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, along with a cold beer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Teresa Rutledge; son, Donny (Alyssa) Rutledge; daughter, Misty Cain; grandchildren, Brody (Hannah Cooper) Rutledge, Drake Rutledge, Peyton Rutledge, Kolbie Rutledge, John McConaha, Jamie McConaha, Josh McConaha, Brandon Longendyke, Christina Henry, Brian Longendyke; great-grandchildren, Bronx, Jenson, Lincoln, Azelyn, Deklyn, Kaisley, Emma, and James; foster brothers, Jeff Brink and Aaron Wymer.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Renee Ihinger; brothers, Butch Rutledge, Dan Rutledge, Gary Griffis; and sister, Mary Corder.
Calling hours will be held on Friday November 24, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday November 24, 2023, at 1:00 PM with Tim Patton officiating. Burial will follow services at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
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November 24, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home

Funeral Service
November 24, 2023

1:00 PM
DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home


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