Military veteran

Floyd Edmund Rutter, 88, of Mountain Grove, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Kabul Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1927, son of Edmund and Anna Cooper Rutter. He and Betty Collins were married May 27, 1950.

He grew up in the “Spotted Hog” community south of Mountain Grove. He was drafted into the Army on Jan. 3, 1946. He was a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division.

He worked 27 years with Dodds Truck Lines. After retiring, he spent several years driving milk trucks.

He was a member of Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain Grove.

He loved to fish and hunt. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and beat it. In 2005, he suffered a massive stroke that left his severely disabled. He and his wife, Betty, moved to Landmark Villa in Cabool in 2009.

After his wife passed away in 2014, he moved to the Kabul Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; two brothers, Marion and Orville; five sisters, Jane, Maude, Edna, Eunice and Nellie; and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Sloan of Mountain Grove; two grandchildren, including Eric Sloan of Houston; four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Lone Star Cemetery in Mountain Grove.

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