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RIP our good friend, LaRue Medlin

Thread in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Tom Schindler, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Tom Schindler

    Tom Schindler Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Friends,



    It has come to my attention that a long time member, close ST friends, patriot, and all around nice guy, LaRue Medlin has passed away in death.



    I do not know what happened



    RIP in my friend. You are a great guy that is loved by many!





    Tom
     
  2. Richard L

    Richard L Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Tom,

    Thanks for the info. Yes, LaRue was a great guy...I know many of the old-timers here will miss him.



    If you find out any more information about the funeral date, location, etc..please post it. I would like to send flowers and a sympathy card to his wife Rose and their son.



    ...Rich
     
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  3. Tom Schindler

    Tom Schindler Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    We are currently in Florida. If the funeral is around the time we are heading north, we will make a calling to show our respect.
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I was just going to put up a post.



    Very sad to hear. May he Rest In Peace and prayers

    To his entire family. He was a great supporter of this site and the

    The Louisville meets. He will be missed greatly.



    Todd Z
     
  5. swshawaii

    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    "LaRue the Key Guy" was always willing to help anyone with advice and his knowledge. Truly one of the good guys on the forum. Mahalo & Aloha LaRue.
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Truly a sad time for the site and his family.....:sad:
     
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    Gypsy Me 2 Member 1st Gen Owner

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    LaRue was such a nice man and helpful to many of us on the ST site. My prayers and deepest sympathy to Rose and her family during this very difficult time.



     
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    Ed Fenwick Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    our prayers for comfort to his family. May God take his soul

    home.
     
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    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I felt a deep loss when I fount out about LaRue making his transition. He was such an amazing person. He will be greatly missed. :sad:
     
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    Chris Castineira Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    So very sad, may he rest in peace.



    CHRIS CAS
     
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    Richard L Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    I just spoke with Rose on the phone. LaRue had a massive heart attack and died yesterday.



    The funeral services will be held at:



    Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral

    Address: 515 Miller Rd, Sumter, SC 29150

    Phone: (803) 775-7500



    UPDATE: LaRue's obituary is now posted on the funeral homes website (see link below) and includes Service Details, Condolence Messages, Donations, Flowers, etc.



    http://www.ecsfuneralhome.com/Obituaries_871905.html



    ...Rich
     
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    OLE442 Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    A couple months ago I was looking to see when he last posted and it had been quite some time. LaRue set me up with some keys when I bought my Sport Trac and gave me some advice when I was getting ready to take a locksmith course. He was always very polite and very helpful. My sincere condolences go out to Rose and the rest of his family. He was a truly great human being!!
     
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    Rest in peace my friend. You will truly be missed.
     
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    Chr 67 Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Wow, one of the original members!!! Sad to hear.
     
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    TrainTrac Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    So sorry to hear this. He had one of the nicest Gen 1 Tracs I've ever seen.
     
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    Rich Stern Administrator 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Wow, so sorry to be reading this. LaRue was a good guy, always ready to help others in this community. Gone too soon.

    RIP. Sincerest condolences to Rose and the entire Medlin family.
     
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  17. Nelson Atwell

    Nelson Atwell Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Sad to hear. Very helpful guy and a fellow US Air Force retiree. Terrible to happen at Christmas. My grandfather died on Dec 25th and for many years it was a sad holiday.
     
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    FlipTrac_511 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I remember him too when I was active around here. RIP.
     

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