Arthur Rutherford Jr., 73, of Champaign, IL, early journey ended graciously at 9:48p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the University Rehabilitation Center in Urbana, Il.
Arthur Rutherford Jr. was born on September 26, 1947, to Alice Gray and Arthur Rutherford in Grand Junction Tennessee.
He is survived by his first wife Elizabeth Ann Rutherford, 2 children, James Arthur Rutherford and Angela Rutherford. He is survived by his sons from his second marriage to Elizabeth Pettigrew-Robinson, 2 sons Arthur Alexander Dwyane Rutherford and Tony Castino Rutherford. He is survived by his children Rosemary Moffitt, Sharell Moffitt, LaQuieshia (Ebony) Martin and Anthony Moffitt by Ona Brown. He has a total of 25 grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents.
Arthur enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, playing lottery, watching old karate movies, shoot’m ups, football, basketball, hunting, riding motorcycles, working on cars and his most favorite fishing. Let’s not pass up a good meal following it up with a “slice of homemade sweet potato pie” or “German Chocolate Cake” following up with a cold Pepsi Cola. Those that knew him knew how competitive he was and anything he participated in.
All will miss his smile and laugh. He was renowned for his service to others. His abundance of generosity, both of spirit and resources was continuously on display. He was always available to help a friend, neighbor or family member without protest. He was also called upon for his wisdom and counsel.
A special thank you to a Great Friend “Willie Bell” and to Tracy Osby (Nephew) for being there when needed.
Arthur was proceeded in death by his parents, wife and sibling; Elizabeth Pettigrew-Robinson, Marvin Houston
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at 12:00 Noon Saturday April 24, 2021 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 1215 Bradley Ave., Urbana. Officiating Pastor Ricky Hoskins. A visitaion will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions will be enforced.
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