Rufus Lee WeatherfordMay 31, 1936 ~ July 27, 2017 (age 81)
Rufus Lee Weatherford, age 81 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his residence in Buchanan, TN.
He worked for Sears as a service repairman for 17 years and at Holly Carburetor Plant until it closed. He retired after 25 years of service as a maintenance supervisor for Paris Healthcare. He was a member of Blood River Church of Christ.
Rufus was born May 31, 1936, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Will Weatherford and the late Thelma Wilson Weatherford.
He was married October 31, 1953, to Fayetta Dodson Weatherford, who survives, of Buchanan, TN.
Along with his wife, he is also survived three daughters, Rhonda (Mickey) Thurmond of Buchanan, TN, Kim (Roy) Vassal of Buchanan, TN, and Felicia Weatherford of Paris, TN; two sons, Ricky (Beth) Weatherford of Buchanan, TN, and Kevin Weatherford of Buchanan, TN; eight grandchildren, Summer (Jason) Lampkins, Justin (Leslie) Thurmond, Britnie Vassal and friend Gary Bond, Randi Vassal, Levi (Mindy) Weatherford, Amy (Chris) Davis, Whitney Weatherford, and Amanda Weatherford and friend Patrick Connelly; 15 great grandchildren, Blake Terry, Colter Thurmond, Jack Lampkins, Adelyn Bond, Jensen Pewitt, Eli Webb, Ali Taylor, Ava Taylor, Austin Weatherford, Peyton Weatherford, Jacob Davis, Owen Davis, Alyssa Hudgins, Cameron Connelly, and Jackson Connelly.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Uldine Moody; and one brother, Donald Weatherford.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. The funeral service will be Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Eric Davis and David Alan Jackson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Justin Thurmond, Jason Lampkins, Levi Weatherford, Chris Davis, Kent Moody, and Shane Moody.
Burial will be in Weatherford Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.