October 17, 1956 – February 22, 2016

Billy Joe Rutherford 59, of Gurdon, Arkansas passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas, Monday, February 22, 2016. Joe was born October 17, 1956 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Billy Tom and Joyce Tally Rutherford. He had worked as a retail store clerk.

He was a member of the Beach Street Baptist Church of Gurdon, Arkansas, a retired Gurdon volunteer fireman and also an EMT. Joe loved taking care of people.

He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Homer and Mattie Tally and Ed and Vera Rutherford; two brother in laws, Lew Chappelle and Jack Dickens.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Rutherford of Gurdon, Arkansas; two brothers, Jerry Rutherford and wife Lori of Gurdon, Arkansas and Bryan Rutherford and wife Michelle of Gurdon, Arkansas; two sisters, Pam Rutherford Chappelle of Gurdon, Arkansas and Melissa Rutherford Dickens of Gurdon, Arkansas; two nieces, Nicki Leamons and Grace Rutherford; one nephew, J T Dickens; two great nephews, Riley and Sawyer Leamons and a host of extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon.

Services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Beech Street Baptist Church of Gurdon, Arkansas with Bro. Randy Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon.