Herman LaRue, 75

Herman LaRue, 75, of Manchester, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home following complications with cancer.

Born July 29, 1937, in Grant, Okla., Herman was the son of Willie M. and Mamie Green LaRue. Following a career truck-driving, he owned a mechanic shop in Deport and later retired from the City of Deport, serving 10 years as water and waste water superintendent. He farmed and ranched until cancer prevented him and he worked occasionally at the Deport Cotton Gin. He was married to Fay Thompson LaRue for 39 years. On Nov. 22, 1997, he married Shirley Nailling, who was by his side at the time of his passing. Herman was a life-time member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Charles Henry LaRue, Willie Ray LaRue and sister Loretta LaRue Miller. He is survived by a brother, Bob LaRue, and wife Martha, of Marshall; wife Shirley LaRue, children Sammie LaRue of Deport, Jeffery LaRue of Powderly,  Willie LaRue of Brookston, Melissa LaRue Keener of Pattonville, and Randy Scott LaRue of Manchester; step-children Terry Nailling of Negley, Buck Nailling, of Negley, and Barry Nailling of Dayton; long-time family friends Alan Miller of Manchester and Deidra Jones Cone of Henderson;  20 grandchildren,  14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

Graveside services will be conducted by Tracy Williams of Double RR Cowboy Church of Clarksville at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2013 in Manchester Cemetery. Wood Funeral Homes, Deport have charge of the services.  Visitation will be at Wood Funeral Home, Deport, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


  1. Becky and Ron Goodman says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Herman’s passing. We have been thinking of all of you during his illness. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.
    Love to you and your family,
    Becky and Ron Goodman

  2. charlotte McWhorter Rosario says:

    Herman LaRue,You will be greatly missed, I was at one time your daughter in law, I will never forget you, I remember when I was in the family, we all used to load up and go out in to the fields and farm,and at break time , we would all go rest under a shade tree, and drink our water, ice tea, what have you- and we would all cool off and visit and talk, and laug-h,and all smile at one another, and then, we would all get back to farming, and I thought it was so important to me, that you ask me to drive one of your trucks back to the house, that made me feel, great, there is so many memories of you, thanks for that, I will never forget you- love Charlotte~ RIP Herman LaRue, I will see you again, in Heaven, when its time for me to be with our good Lord Jesus Christ…….

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