Carden Jefferson “Jeff” Rutledge, age 52, of Grayson, GA passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Georgie Douglas Rutledge and Carden Preston Rutledge; brother, William Rutledge; and sister, Joy Rutledge. Jeff is survived by his wife, Dana; daughter, Payton Rutledge; son, Parker Rutledge; and several nieces and nephews. Jeff was in the flooring business and owned Vintage Wood Floors, Inc. He was a devoted husband and father and his favorite hobby was fishing. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 pm, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. A private graveside service will be held at Gwinnett Memorial Park with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating.

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  1. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. When we put our house up for sale in the Wheatfields Reserve this spring, Jeff redid our hardwoods. My husband and I got to talk to him a good bit. We talked about family and soccer the most. (Our son plays soccer like Parker) I won’t forget the conversations during those 3-5 days. Your family is heavy on our hearts! Hugs and prayers to you all!

  2. I’ve know Jeff since the 1st grade. I have so many beautiful memories of the times we shared together and the fun we had, I loved Jeff as a brother and words cannot describe how much I will miss him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jim and I are so blesses to have know Jeff. He really touch our life so positively. Jim will long remember the overnight fishing trips he, Jeff and Parker when. on.God bless you and your family

  4. Sorry for your loss. I have known Jeff from working with him in the flooring business.
    Prayers to his family and friends. Words cannot describe how sorry I am. He was a good person.
    loved his wife and children very much.

  5. Dana and Family. We are truly saddened by Jeff’s passing. He was greatly loved by all of his friends at Lake OCONEE. We have so many fond and fun memories of time spent with Jeff and Parker. We all enjoyed eating, camping and most of all fishing together. We loved sitting on the deck and just talking with them. Jeff spoke often of how much he cherished his wife and two special children. He was very proud of them. Jeff was truly a blessing to us and we feel honored to call him our friend.He and Trenton really had a special bond. Trenton always looked forward to talking with Parker and teasing him about the “girls”. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We have shed many tears since the news of Jeff, but he will always hold a special place in our hearts. Please tell Parker to stay in touch. Maybe we will see him one day at Lake OCONEE.. We send our love to all. God Bless You.

  6. May Jehovah the God of all comfort give you peace. God promises to end sickness and death (Rev. 21:3,4, Isaiah 25:8, John 5:28,29). Thus Jesus said that we will see them again. When you reflect on Jeff reflect on God’s promises. What a marvelous hope we have.
    My deepest sympathy for your loss.

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