James Robert Rutledge

James Robert Rutledge

James Robert Rutledge, age 74, formerly of Ponte Vedra passed away Tuesday, October 6th.

He was a graduate of Jackson Highschool class of 1963. Jim loved to travel and frequented Europe and Argentina.  Also, he was president of the Argentinian Sister City chapter.  In addition, he enjoyed ballroom dancing, working on old cars, and the occasional cigar. But, most of all he loved his family, his friends, and his country.

Preceded in death by James Vernon and Mildred Catherine “Ginger” Rutledge.

He is survived by his beloved wife Norma Rutledge.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday October 14, 2020 in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held in Evergreen Chapel one hour prior to the graveside service.

Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory 4535 Main St Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 353-3649.


  • Mary Posted October 12, 2020 5:39 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus told us to pray for God’s Kingdom because it will soon end tears pain and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).

  • Marsha Goodale Posted November 15, 2020 3:58 pm

    I am one of the owners of the Windsor Rose Tea Room in Mount Dora, FL. I was looking to re-connect with Jim because I had been battling cancer, and then COVID. When we first met in the Tea Room we discovered that we were distant cousins and he called me “cousin” because my maiden name is Middleton and we were both related to a signer of the Declaration of Independence. I was planning a trip through Jacksonville in the next few months and was going to look in on you two. I called the phone number I had and it was disconnected. If you do get this message please get in touch with me via email or my cell phone (407) 756-8713. I’m devastated to find out he is gone before I had the chance to catch up with him. I share your loss, Norma! What a sad way to find out. We shared his birthday a couple of years together after is father had passed and we had such a good time. I am very sad and sorry.

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