Edward Bolen Rutland, Jr., 71, of Warren, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, surrounded by his loving family.
Edward was born Sept. 15, 1943 in Charleston, SC, to parents, Margaret Sue (Smith) and Edward Bolen Rutland Sr. He had lived in the Warren area since 1979, prior in Port Neches. Edward served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked construction and owned and operated Patio Plus for many years. He enjoyed going fishing, working, building stuff and he also was an avid football and baseball fan. Edward was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed, who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Edward is preceded in death by his parents; son, Rusty Rutland; and sister, Debra Holder.
Edward is survived by his wife, Joanne Rutland of Warren; daughters, Ronda Rutland and Annette Rutland-Malcolm and husband, Kevin, all of Orange and Lisa Rutland of South Carolina; sons, Michael Rutland  and fiancée, Sharon Saenz of Three Rivers, Bobby Rutland and wife, Jennifer of San Diego, CA; sister, Mitzi Carroll of Beaumont; brother, Fred Rutland of South Carolina. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley, Hillary, Halley, Monica, Morgan, Jacob, Noah, Vince, Abigayle, Matthew, Sarah and Eli; great grandchildren, Knox, Maddox, Sean, Willow and one on the way.
A visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Dorman Funeral Home.
A funeral service to honor his life will be held Monday, Aug. 24, at 10:00 am at Family Worship Center in Orange. A committal service will be held Monday, at 2:00 pm at Justice Cemetery in Warren.
Honoring Edward as pallbearers will be Michael Rutland, Bobby Rutland, Kent Swearingen, Jeffery Haygood, Vinnie Toledo and Vince Toledo. Honorary pallbearers are David Ford and Kevin Malcolm.
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.