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Jesse LaRue

April 7, 1932 — January 16, 2024

Jesse Lee LaRue, aged 91, passed away on January 16, 2024. He was born on April 7, 1932, in Pope County, Arkansas, to Homer LaRue and Sarah LaRue. Jesse spent his formative years on the family farm in the foothills of the Ozarks, fostering a deep connection to his roots in Arkansas.

On September 11, 1952, Jesse married his lifelong partner Ruby Joyce Hickey in Russellville, Arkansas, and together they shared an incredible journey for a remarkable 71 years. At the age of 19, Jesse was drafted into the Army, where he served with distinction for two years as a Battalion Cannon Tech Maintenance in Washington.

After his military service, Jesse dedicated 35 years of his life to WC Norris, contributing his skills and commitment to the workplace. His strong work ethic and sense of responsibility were evident not only in his professional life but also in his community involvement.

In 1968, Jesse embarked on a meaningful journey as he founded Troop 188 for the Boy Scouts in Glenpool, Oklahoma. His dedication to nurturing the next generation and instilling values in young minds left an indelible mark on the community.

A devout member of the Lilly of the Valley Church for 15 years, Jesse served as the treasurer for five of those years. His faith was a cornerstone of his life, providing him with strength and purpose.

Jesse's passions included fishing, where he found joy in the tranquility of the water, even if the catch was secondary to the experience. He had a hearty appetite and took delight in savoring the pleasures of a good meal. Jesse was known for his storytelling abilities, spreading joy and laughter wherever he went. His infectious happiness left a lasting impression on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Above all, Jesse was a loving PaPa to his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Ruby of the home; three children: Larry LaRue and wife Barbara from Glenpool, Oklahoma; Cynthia Kay Sauceda and husband Laurencio from Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gary LaRue from Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Jesse leaves behind a legacy through his six grandchildren: Jordan Sauceda, Jennifer Hedrick, Tonya Foster, Ashton LaRue, Kaitlyn Pilcher, Kyle Thomas, as well as 15 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Jesse is also survived by his brothers Bill and Gayland LaRue from Pleasant Grove, Arkansas, and his sister Juanita Van Ohlen. His memory will forever be cherished by family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched with his warmth and kindness. Jesse Lee LaRue lived a full life, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and enduring memories.

Services have been entrusted to Schaudt Funeral Service. Friends & family may leave condolences and kind words of comfort at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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