Tommy Burrel Rutherford, 72, formerly of Garden City, died Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Riverview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Boerne, Texas.

He was born Dec. 13, 1946, in Dodge City to OB and Rene Rutherford.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968 during the Vietnam War. After his service, he earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from WT State in Canyon, Texas.

He began a career in law enforcement in 1983, working for agencies in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., and Seward County.

He married Beverly Ann Thrasher in 1968, and they were married 34 years.

He is survived by three sons, K. Burrel Rutherford of Sonora, Ross Rutherford of Boerne, and Zane Rutherford of Amarillo Texas; two brothers, Jack and John Rutherford; two sisters, Margie Littlejohn and Sarah; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Faith Rutherford.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery at Fort Dodge. Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton, is in charge of arrangements.