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Thomas E "T E " LaRue Jr.

December 22, 1943 May 3, 2018
Thomas E "T E " LaRue Jr.
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Obituary for Thomas E "T E " LaRue Jr.

THOMAS E. (T.E.) LaRUE Jr. of Knoxville, TN passed away Peacefully at his home in his sleep on May 3rd, 2018. He had suffered from a stroke and broken hip in January 2017 and never fully recovered.

T.E. Retired in 2006 from sales at Kel-San after over 30 years of employment. He loved classic Corvettes, loved to hunt and had dreams of fishing again this summer. T.E. was a proud PaPaw and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with all his grandchildren. He held on to his quick wit and sense of humor until his passing.

T E is preceded in death by his father, Thomas E LaRue; his beloved wife, Joy Calloway Lindsey who went to live with the Angels on Sept 3rd, 2014 and his former wife and the mother of his children, Melody LaRue Brown who went to heaven on March 26th, 2018.

He is survived by his mother, Irene LaRue of Morgan County; encouraging sister, Helen Freels of Gallatin; children, Jeff, Trent and Dean LaRue as well as grandchildren, Bogle, Thad (Thomas), Julia, Mary-Claire and Thomas. “PaPaw” As he was known to his grandchildren. Other family members include daughters-in-law, Tracy and Jeanne-Marie LaRue; brother-in-law, Paul Dean Freels; best friend for over 50 years Richard Smith, special caregiver Jenie Nighbert, and friend Bobby Ellison.


The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 10th from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Jerry Taylor officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the American Cancer Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Of Christian faith, T.E will be truly missed by many. Please take comfort in Deuteronomy 31:8.

Click Funeral Home, 9020 Middlebrook Pike is serving the LaRue family.


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Visitation

Thursday

10

May

5:30 PM 5/10/2018 5:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/10/2018 7:00:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 TN
United States

Service

Thursday

10

May

7:00 PM 5/10/2018 7:00:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel
9020 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 TN
United States
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