John “Jack” Edward Rutherford Ullom

May 30, 1928 - December 19, 2017

05/30/1928 - 12/19/2017

John “Jack” Edward Rutherford Ullom, 89, of Wheeling, WV passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
He was born May 30, 1928 in Bridgeport, OH, son of the late John F. & Mildred (Steed) Ullom. He was a retired 43year employee of Mountaineer Gas,, a fan of the Sternwheel Festival, was active in the Sternwheel Scholarship Fund and a former member of the Bridgeport Eagles. Jack enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17, joining the See Bees serving in the South Pacific during WWII.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by step father, William Rutherford; three sons, Gerald “Peanut” Ullom, Terrance Ullom and Scott Ullom; a brother, Gerald Ullom and sister in law, Shelly Ullom.
Surviving is his loving wife of 33 years, Janet (Miller) Ullom of Wheeling; two daughters, Dr. Obie (Michael) Norman of the Outer Banks, NC and Millie Bonnetta of Steubenville, OH; step son, Rusty (Amy) Burke of Centerville, VA; step daughter, Kerri (Kareem) Hadeed of Sterling, VA; two step brothers, Keith (Marilyn) Rutherford of Columbus, OH and Richard Ullom, eight grandchildren, Macie Hadeed, Ryan Hadeed, Rachael Ramsey, Kara Ramsey, Urian Ullom, Corey Ullom, Patrick Burke and Ruthie Burke; two great grandchildren and two daughter-in-laws, Sue Ullom of FL and Jerri Ullom of OH.
Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.Arrangements handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel.

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Macie hadeed
2 years ago

Dear grandpap I miss you so much and I wanna see you so bad, I miss our laughs and our hugs I love you so much

Melissa Church
4 years ago

Jack was an amazing man who taught me how to stand up for myself and be the best me I could be. I will miss our weekly calls and the advice as well as his excitement when he knew we was popping in for a visit. He was always there when I needed to talk or rant, and when my dad went home to be with our lord last year I found his words very comforting. God bless all the family he truly was a gracious gift from God. Sending warm thoughts your way.

Melissa Church
4 years ago

I am sure going to miss our weekly calls, his encouragement. Jack was certainly a very dear friend to me he helped me through some very scary times. He always pushed me to be myself and the very best me I could be. He thought of me as a daughter and when I lost my daddy last year his words brought much comfort I’ve lost 2 great men in 2 years knowing God has them gives me great comfort. Love you Jack you are missed greatly! My regards to his family God bless.

Janet Scott
4 years ago

Janet, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping you are filled with happy memories of Jack’s life.

Lois Galbraith
4 years ago

Janet,you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John Edward Rutherford, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, John Edward Rutherford, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †