Dennis Ray Rutledge

April 23, 1953 - December 22, 2022
Dennis Ray Rutledge


Mr. Dennis Ray Rutledge, of Wilmington, NC was born on April 23, 1953 and passed away on December 22, 2022 at his residence, completing his journey of 69 years.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife Lee Rutledge, two sons: Zachary Taylor, Craig Smith, one sister: Sharon Wall (Curtis), along with a host of relatives and friends.

No services to be held at this time.

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Wilmington Funeral &; Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • January 05, 2023
    Joe Sereika says:
    My family moved to NC because the Lord opened an Art Teacher position for me at Petree Elementary School. I was blessed to have such a great principal named Denny Rutledge. Everything was new to me about teaching, but he was kind and caring while he showed me the ropes. My start as a teacher would have been a lot rougher if it hadn’t of been for my friend Denny. I am very sorry for his family’s loss.

  • December 23, 2022
    David & Angie Bell lit a candle:
    Lit since December 23, 2022 at 12:30:19 PM