Rufus “Junior” Nutt
Funeral service for Rufus “Junior” Nutt, age78, of Emory, will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 2:00 pm, at Emory Baptist Church. Mr. Nutt will lie in state, Monday, from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. He will then be moved to the church for visitation, there, from 6:00 til 8:00. Burial will follow funeral service in Smyrna Cemetery. Bro. Dave Ricketts and Debbie Ricketts. will officiate.
“Junior” died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall Friday, June 20. He was born Nov. 3, 1933, in DeKalb, to James Rufus and Bessie Beatrice Grady Nutt. He married Anita Lorene Vinson, in Durant, OK, on Jan. 21, 1956. Mr. Nutt worked most of his life as an independent cement contractor. He was a member of Emory Baptist Church.
Survivors include: Wife: Wife: Anita Nutt of Emory, Daughter: Debbie L. Ricketts (husband, Dave L.) of Emory, Son-in-law: Ronnie Snell of Emory, Sister: Winnie Mae Layman of Semi Valley, CA, Brother: David Nutt, wife Ernestine, of Wills Point, Grandchildren: Brandi Shapiro, Tamra Snell, Tabitha Engle, Justin Ricketts, Raelynn Paris, Lance Sears, Shawn Sears, Joseph Ricketts, and Michal Cash, Great-grandchildren: Zachary, Sarah, Hannah, MaKenna, Cameron, Kamdon, Paige, Natalie, and Kesler. Numerous other loving family and friends.
Preceded in death by: Parents; 1 daughter, Linda Snell; 2 brothers, Bill Nutt, and Bobby Nutt, 3 sisters: Alma Moody, Rachel Nutt, and Mary Boswell