June 1, 1952 - November 24, 2020
Edward F. Rudder, 68 of Laugherty Fork, West Union departed this life on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport. He was born in Steubenville, OH a son of the late Donald and Juanita Highley Rudder Cumberledge. He was also preceded in death by his foster parents who raised him, Paul and Estaleen Riggs. On October 7, 1973 he married Gracie Mason Rudder who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Julie Perine and husband Adam, Kellie Cross both of West Union, one son Edward "Matt" Rudder and wife Pamela, West Milford, 8 grandchildren, Olivia, Madison, Reagan and Rylee Rudder, Ethan, Evan and Elias Cross and Seth Perine, one sister, Linda Paslosky and husband Paul, Centerville, OH, 1 foster brother and 4 foster sisters. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald Rudder Jr., Doin Rudder and one sister, Jean Carroll and 2 foster brothers. Ed began his career as a coal miner and had been a Municipal Judge for the cities of West Union and Salem. Ed retired from the W.V. Department of Corrections as a Case Manager. He was a member of the Elk Lick Church of God. Ed was an avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed hunting. Ed most enjoyed spending time with his family. Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 56 Front St. West Union on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1 :00 p.m. with Pastor Walter Rohrbacher and Pastor Chad Ash presiding. Interment will follow in the Center Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Friday, November 27 2020 from 4-8 p.m. and after 11 a.m. on Saturday until service time. Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Rudder family. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Edward Francis Rudder, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Edward F. Rudder, 68 of Laugherty Fork, West Union departed this life on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport. He was born in Steubenville, OH a son of the late Donald and Juanita Highley Rudder Cumberledge. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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