Cliff proudly served our country for 22 years in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. He enjoyed being in the outdoors going fishing and hunting.
Cliff is survived by his son, Clifford Thomas (Kim) Rutledge, III of Klamath Falls, Oregon; grandchildren, Emily and David Rutledge of Klamath Falls, Oregon; mother, Thelma Rutledge of Springfield, Missouri; siblings; Cynthia Rutledge of Springfield, Missouri, Deborah Carretti of Springfield, Missouri, Michael Rutledge of Baltimore, Maryland, Teresa Rutledge of Madison, Wisconsin, Keith Rutledge of Essex, Maryland, and Rebecca (Ken) Olson of St. Louis, Missouri; and two nieces.
A memorial service will be held in December at the St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cliff’s name to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org.