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T.W. LaRue, Jr.

TW LaRue Obit croppedT. W. LaRue, Jr, age 97, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at his home. Mr. LaRue was born September 5, 1923 in Austonio to parents, Thomas Wilson LaRue, Sr. and Aley Cheairs. T. W. served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and worked as a boilermaker until his retirement. He was a member of Austonio Volunteer Fire Department and served as Chief in 1985. T. W. loved ranching and tending to his cows and was a member of Austonio Baptist Church.

T. W. LaRue is survived by children, Barbara LaRue of Austonio, Mike LaRue and wife, Luann of Austonio, Dean LaRue and wife, Vicky of Austonio; grandchildren, Kevin Tilley and wife, Aimee of Kansas City, MO, Thomas Collier and wife, Jennifer of Pearson Chapel, Christy Stewart and husband, Jacob Long of Crockett, Zaine Potts of Kansas City, MO, Charles Potts of Kansas City, MO, Jon Potts of Kansas City, MO; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by wife, Arlene LaRue; son, Thomas LaRue, III; parents, Tom and Aley LaRue; 5 brothers and 1 sister.

Funeral services for T. W. LaRue, Jr. will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in the Austonio Baptist Church, Rev. Paul Knight and Rev. Ottis Byers, officiating. Interment to follow in Boggs Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boggs Cemetery, 12747 State Highway 21 W, Crockett, TX 75835.

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  1. So sad to hear of the passing of T. W. He was a sweet man and will be greatly missed. We will be praying for all of you but what a rejoicing in Heaven with his family already there.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. LaRues passing. He was a really nice guy and I know you and your family will certainly miss him.

  3. So sorry for your loss. I have some good memories of T.W.and Mrs. Arlene.

  4. Mike and Barbara and Family:
    So sorry to hear about TW. We had heard that he was not doing well. I always liked visiting with him and appreciated the times that he and Arlene came to visit with mom and dad. I have so many memories of family gatherings when they would all get together and laugh and tell stories. May the Good Lord take care of you all.

  5. Many fond memories have been left by this truly kindhearted and precious man! May God grant the family peace in knowing that he is home with his Lord and Ms. Arlene. Love to you all!

  6. My sincere condolences to the Family. Such a good man with a big heart. God bless you all. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. He will be missed. Some great memories my brother and I have of working on his farm as kids. He taught us how to drive a manual transmission and how to take care of cattle. God bless Barbara and family.

  8. Thoughts and prayers to Mike and Barbara. So sorry for your loss.

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