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Former Longtime Denison School Principal Dead At Age 89

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DENISON, TX -- A former longtime school principal was laid to rest today.

Gordon Rutledge began teaching in Denison I.S.D. back in 1956, before becoming principal of Layne Elementary School for 30 years.

He retired in 1997, and the school later closed in 2012. His funeral was held this morning at Southside Baptist Church.

Rutledge, who died Monday, also served on the school board, and was a surgical technician paratrooper in the Army during World War II.  He was 89 years old.