OBITUARY

Larue W. Adams

December 8, 1925March 13, 2013
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Larue W. Adams, 87, of Raleigh went to be with his Lord Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Larue was born December 8, 1925 in the farming community of Longs in Horry County, SC, the youngest son of the late John P. and Effie Adams. He was preceded in death by his 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Mr. Adams was a veteran of World War II serving in active combat in the European and Pacific theatres. After graduation from the Citadel in 1950, he moved to Raleigh to work for McCormick and Co. where he was employed for 35 years. A member of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, he was also active in the Lion’s Club, the VIP Group and on the board of many other community and civic organizations.

During his lifetime, Larue was blessed to have loved and been loved by two amazing women. After 33 years of marriage, he lost his first love, Juanita Morrow Adams, to cancer in 1996. In 2005, he married the second love of his life, Wanda Scott Adams, and they enjoyed many happy and loving moments together.

Always a loyal friend, he had a smile and wave for everyone he met. He will be remembered for his Triple A-Plus attitude, his thoughtfulness, generosity and undefeatable spirit.

In addition to his beloved wife, Wanda, he is survived by his daughter Janet Anderson and her husband Scott of Belmont, NC, step-children, Teresa Hegler and husband Julian, Steve and wife Melissa all of Raleigh. He was Papa Rue to Colby, Henry, and Logan Hegler and Collin and Ashley Scott.

He is also survived by his special nephews, Larry Sawyer and wife Paige of Lumberton and John Adams and wife Sharon, special niece, Amy Richardson and husband Bryan of Conway, SC. He was loved and known as Uncle Larue to so many more.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, March 16 at Hudson Memorial Church, 4921 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC. The family invites friends to visit and enjoy refreshments in the church parlor immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Wake County.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 16, 2013
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Kathy Hegler

February 11, 2014

We will always remember you Larue.

Henry Hegler

February 11, 2014

Larue Was a great man and I am honored to say that I had the privalage to know such a man. He was a great man who deserves respect for being brave enough to fight for this country. Larue meant a lot to me and my family and he will always be in our thoughts and our hearts.

Gene & Debbie Cooper

March 17, 2013

I know Larue will be greatly missed. He was loved by all. I feel so blessed to have had him in our family. Now he really knows what it is to be Triple A+ All our Love & Prayers
Gene & Debbie Cooper

Durward Woodall

March 16, 2013

Wanda: I was sorry to hear of Larue's Passing. May God be With You@Family At This Tragic Time" Sincerely, Durward Woodall{Jim Spencers Friend}From VIP'S

Joe Redding

March 16, 2013

Wanda,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we were not able to attend the service. JB & Sandra Redding

Nancy Tarlton

March 15, 2013

Wanda and family,
You have been on my mind since I read the e-mail about Larue. Know that I am praying for you and the family. My heart goes out to you but knowing he is not suffering and is with the Lord makes it easier. Love you forever friend. I'm so sorry I cannot be there for you.

Teresa & Joe Dupree

March 15, 2013

We were blessed to have Larue as a friend and shared many stories and laughs. He will be remembered for happier times and friendship!

Ronnie and Sue Lynn Ledford

March 14, 2013

Ronnie and Sue Lynn-- We had grown to appreciate Larue's unique life perspective and will never forget his affection for our little granddaughter, Ella. Your family will be in our prayers over the coming days and weeks. What a joy to have gotten to know Larue and his family. We will be thinking of you and praying for you, Wanda. Our best to you and all of your precious family.

Ronnie and Sue Lynn Ledford

March 14, 2013

We had grown to appreciate Larue's unique life perspective and will never forget his affection for our little granddaughter, Ella. Your family will be in our prayers over the coming days and weeks. What a joy to have gotten to know Larue and his family. We will be thinking of you and praying for you, Wanda. Our best to you and all of your precious family.

March 14, 2013

Janet/Scott and Family- I am thinking of you all during this time. I know its not an easy time for you. Larue was a wonderful/kind man and a wonderful father. As children growing up, Larue was always there for me like I was his own. I know he was a special man and Janet was lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with her father. It breaks my heart that I will not be there for the funeral but I will certainly be thinking of you all. Janet- I love you girl and I am thinking of you during this time as I know its not easy. Scott you take care of Janet, as I know you will, she is a special woman and Larue knew that she was in good hands with you. Wanda, I know you will miss him dearly. You all are in my prayers.
Love, Sherry W. Brock