Davis “DI” Rutter, 84, passed away April 27, 2013 in San Antonio. He was born October 26, 1928 in Cedar Valley, TX to Gradie and Ella Rutter. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Dosia Crumley and Dollie Willie, and brother, Lonnie Rutter.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Gussie Rutter; daughter, Kathy West and husband Neil; grandchildren, Katie Elizabeth West and Carson Davis West; brothers, Robert Rutter and wife Una, Glenn Rutter and wife Mada Jean, sister, Lizzie Christal; sister-in-law, Leola Rutter; brother-in-law, Marvin Myers and wife Merlene. Davis is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Davis worked in the auto body repair business in Austin for over 30 years. After retirement, he purchased a farm in Havensville, KS where he became a successful farmer and rancher. Davis left the farming way of life, purchased a ranch in Gillett, TX and spent the last 10 years of his life making weekly trips from Blanco to Gillett.
Pallbearers will be James Caudell, Ronnie Crumley, Charles Christal, Eugene Reimers, Calen McNett, and Ky McNett. Gary Haldeman is an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation was held Monday, April 29, 2013 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco where funeral services were also held Tuesday, with Rev. Rusty Hicks officiating. Interment followed in Cypress Mill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Cypress Mill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 34, Round Mountain, TX 78663