Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

December 16, 2013

James Ruttan

CROSSVILLE — April 13, 1926—Nov. 26, 2013

James Arthur Ruttan, of Crossville, passed away Nov. 26, 2013, after a brief illness. A graveside service was held Dec. 2 at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylvania, OH.

He was born in Toledo, OH, April 13, 1926, the son of Mary and Earl Ruttan, and was married to Barbara Warmington June 5, 1948.

Mr. Ruttan lived in Ottawa Lake and Hudson, MI, before moving to Crossville in 1988. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was president of Eddy's Gas and Oil Co. from 1954 to 1985 and served on the board in Whiteford Township, MI, as a trustee for two terms. He was a third degree Master Mason member of Toledo, OH, lodge 144 F&AM for more than 60 years and a member of First Congregational Church of Hudson, MI, where he served as moderator. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and a member of Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, OH.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, David Ruttan and wife, Debbie, of Rotonda, FL; grandsons, Nathan Barss of Crossville, David Ruttan and Jason Ruttan; and granddaughters, Holly Ruttan and Jennifer Muir.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Barss.

Hood Funeral Home in Crossville, Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery and Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH, assisted the family with arrangements.

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