Ralph Rutherford, Jr., age 78, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Thursday, February 01, 2018 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Ralph was born on August 5, 1939 in Ferguson, KY, to the late Ralph Rutherford, Sr. and Thelma McFarland Rutherford.  He loved reading westerns and watching television.  Ralph was a member of Duke Memorial Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army.  He was the former owner of Bargain City Auto Sales and Furniture.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Ola Mae Baggett Rutherford, whom he married on April 9, 1958 in Temple, Texas; three sons, Ralph (and Angie) Rutherford III, Tim Rutherford and Jim (and Penny) Rutherford; three daughters, Janet (and Bobby) Littrell, Lisa Rutherford and Laura Poynter all of Somerset; one sister, Sandra (and Lee) Rainwater of Somerset; grandchildren, Jackie (and Brian) Vaught, Amber Rutherford, Rusty Rutherford, Alan Garner, Andrew Rutherford, Brandi (and Ian) Loos, David (and Colleen) Rutherford, Colby Mink, Brian Rutherford, Jeremy Bogle, Courtney (and Jacob) Parmley and Holli Weatherford; great grandchildren, Zach, J.P., Faith and Graham Vaught, Zach and Olivia Travis, Connor and Ryan Henry Loos, Noah Rutherford and Lexi Parmley.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Russell Rutherford; one daughter, Trina Kaye Rutherford; one brother, Frank Lee Rutherford, Sr.; one daughter-in-law, Scherrie Rutherford; and two grandchildren, Samantha Rae Rutherford and Ralph Rutherford IV.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. David Baker and Bro. Ron Shepherd officiating.  Burial will be at Somerset Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Rusty Rutherford, Brian Rutherford, Colby Mink, David Rutherford, Andrew Rutherford and Frank Rutherford, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to God’s Food Pantry or the Gideon Bible Memorial Program.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ralph Rutherford, Jr.