He graduated from The McCallie School in 1955, Davidson College in 1959, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1963.
Charles served 2 years in the United States Air Force following medical school graduation. He then practiced medicine with Mobile Urology Group, P.A. until his retirement in 1992.
Charles was a past President of the Alabama Urological Association and of the Alabama Chapter of The American College of Surgeons. He served on Board of Censors for the State Medical Association Board of Examiners, and was a founding director of The Bank of Mobile, which became BankTrust.
Dr. Rutherford also served on the Boards of The Julius T. Wright School for Girls (now UMS-Wright Preparatory School), Boy Scouts of America (Mobile Area Council), and the University of South Alabama Medical School Foundation.
Early in his career he was a Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of South Alabama Medical School, and he was also a member of several mystic organizations. Charles was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mobile.
Dr. Rutherford is survived by his wife of 53 years, Harriet Kelly Rutherford; his two daughters, Harriet Sharman Rutherford and Sydney Rutherford Milling (Brooks); 6 grandchildren, Sydney Gaillard Broughton, Langdon Broughton Murphy (Jack), Agee Stallworth Broughton, IV, Nell Frances Milling, Brooks Pitman Milling, Jr., and Charles Rutherford Milling; his brother, John Schley Rutherford (Laura); nephew John Schley Rutherford, Jr.; and niece Lee Rutherford Adams (Sumner); and numerous cousins.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday December 31, 2016, at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Visitation will be graveside following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmer Hall Children’s Home in Mobile.
Published in the Mobile Register and Baldwin County on Jan. 1, 2017