About Jerry Rutledge

Attorney Jerry Rutledge is a lifelong resident of Germanton, North Carolina.
Jerry received his primary and secondary education in the public schools of
Stokes County. After graduation from Walnut Cove High School in 1962, Jerry
attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his
degree in History in 1966. Jerry went on to graduate from the School of Law at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1969. Jerry was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in August of

As a young man growing up in Germanton, Jerry learned the value of hard work
and commitment to help others. Following law school, Jerry entered the Marine Corps Officer Training School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.  From 1969  to 1973, he Jerry served the United States of America honorably as a JAG officer.

Following his service in the Marine Corps, Jerry worked on the staff of the
North Carolina Attorney General in Raleigh in the Utilities Division from 1973 until 1975.
From 1975 until1978 Jerry served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Seventeenth Judicial District of North Carolina, serving Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes and Surry Counties.

In July of 1978 Jerry opened his law office in Walnut Cove, North
Carolina. Since that time, Jerry has successfully worked with his clients to
serve all their criminal, civil, and estate planning needs. Jerry and Yvonne, his wife of 45 years, have lived and served in the community where they work. Jerry and Yvonne were both instrumental in the completion and publication of the two volumes of the Stokes County History Book.

Jerry is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Walnut Cove Senior Center. and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  He has been an active
member of the Stokes County Historical Society, the Stokes County Trust and the Stokes County Arts Council.  Jerry and Yvonne are the parents of two
adult children, Caroline and Alex, and the proud grandparents of Lucy Armijo and a soon to be born Oliver Armijo.

The Rutledge family are active members of Friendship Baptist Church in Germanton.

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