Larry passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Allegan General Hospital.
He was born April 18, 1956 in Kalamazoo, the son of Donald and Frances (Grimes) Rutherford. For over 20 years Larry worked as a welder for Checker Motors. He also worked as a mechanic for Street and Strip in Kalamazoo and Muffler Man in Plainwell.
In his free time Larry enjoyed playing pool, making things for his family out of leather and as a younger man, car racing at Kalamazoo Speedway. Most of all Larry loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife, Roxanne, children, Vickey (Terry) Payne, Dale (Sara) Holiday, Larry (Denise) Rutherford and Jamie Rutherford; grandchildren, Terry Payne, Thomas Payne, Bethaney Payne, Kaley Bell, Mitch Holiday, Slater Rutherford, Karter Rutherford and a granddaughter on the way; 2 great-grandchildren, Carson Bell and Dawson Payne; his mother; siblings, Kitty Towne, Gary Rutherford, Harry (Carol) Rutherford, Maryann Winn, Mike (Rhonda) Newcastle, Karen (Jerry) Butcher, Diane Newcastle, Sue (John) Bush, Penny (Mark) Griffin, Danny (Iris) Rutherford and June (Wayne) Lester along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother, David Rutherford.
Friends may visit with Larry’s family starting at 4:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 5:00 P.M., with celebrant Bill Rose officiating.
Cremation will follow.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.