Brian Culwell Rutledge, M.D., 59, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103. Brian Rutledge was born March 13, 1952, in Fort Worth to Art and Gloria Rutledge. A 1970 graduate of Paschal High School, Brian was All-District defensive back as a junior and All-Academic State defensive back as a senior, as well as a member of the Honor Society and Honor Council. Brian graduated from TCU in 1974 and the University of Texas Health Science Center Galveston Medical School in 1978. Brian met the love of his life, Val Jeanne, in the spring of 1977 and they married in July 1978. After completing his internal medicine residency at Scott and White Temple, Brian joined Doctors Davenport, Rutledge and Carlton in the practice of internal medicine in 1981. Samantha, his beloved daughter, was born in March 1985. On staff at All Saints Episcopal Hospital (now Baylor All Saints Hospital), Harris Methodist Hospital and Medical Plaza Hospital (now Plaza Medical Center), Brian served in numerous positions of leadership at All Saints, including chief of medicine, secretary of the medical staff, vice chief of the medical staff, and two years as chief of the medical staff, from March 1994 to March 1996. Brian spent a lifetime studying his passions for medicine and science; he loved his medical practice and patients and he enjoyed music, dance and humor. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Rutledge. Survivors: Wife, Val Rutledge; daughter, Samantha Rutledge; father, Art Rutledge, M.D.; sister, Jule Jennings and husband, Michael; sister, Libby Scoggins and husband, Don; nephew, Adam Jennings, M.D., and wife, Camille; cousins, Eddie Adams and Ronnie Adams; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published in Star-Telegram on October 2, 2011
Brian Culwell Rutledge 3/13/1952 – 9/30/2011