Gordon W Rutledge (1933 - 1992)

Gordon W Rutledge
1933 - 1992
updated November 26, 2019
Gordon W Rutledge was born on June 17, 1933 in Glen Rose, Texas. He died on November 17, 1992 in Amarillo, Texas at age 59.

Daddy was patriotic, funny, family man and well liked by everyone. He spent two years in the Army during the Korean War. Dad rode horses during his younger years and played football in high school in Lefors TX. After his service in the Army he went to work for Halliburton. After about 10+ years he went to work for Dowell Schlumberger and they sent the family to Jakarta Indonesia in 1970. Daddy worked there for about 4 1/2 years then he was transferred to Singapore. During his time in Singapore he was very active within the community and in the American community there as well. On Friday night and Saturday afternoons he could be found at the football field coaching or refereeing or cheering on us kids. He was always helping us practice or explaining things to us. He was an avid football and baseball fan. I remember there were almost always people at our house on the weekends for bar bqs or open house or just coming to visit. He would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it and if they just needed someone to talk to he was there. I don't remember what year but I think around 1976-78 dad started his own rental tool company, Rutledge Oilfield Services & Supplies. After I graduated from school in Singapore in 1984 a couple years later the stockholders forced my dad out and took over the company. Dad and mom moved back to the USA with my brothers, and at some point daddy moved to Amarillo to help my grandfather take care of his mom, my nanny. Dad also returned to college, Amarillo college, and would have graduated that fall with his real estate degree. Instead, two teenagers shot dad for $7.00 and change and some beer on November 17, 1992.

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Gordon Rutledge was born on in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas United States 76043
Gordon Rutledge died on in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas United States
Gordon Rutledge was born on in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas United States 76043
Gordon Rutledge died on in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas United States
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white. he was from Texas and it showed. He was proud to be an American.

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Dad attended school in Lefors TX and graduated from high school there. He did attend Amarillo College and after his death was given his degree which my uncle Don Goforth, my dad's brother in law, kept in his office until he retired from the real estate business.


Dad was in the oilfield business and was learning the real estate business.

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Singapore American Football League, Army veteran, husband, son, father, uncle, brother, enjoyed life

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Gordon W Rutledge died on November 17, 1992 in Amarillo, Texas at 59 years old. He was born on June 17, 1933 in Glen Rose, Texas. There is no information about Gordon's immediate family.
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In 1933, in the year that Gordon W Rutledge was born, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1946, Gordon was merely 13 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1951, by the time he was 18 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1986, when he was 53 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1992, in the year of Gordon W Rutledge's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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