February 8, 1933 - November 2, 2019
LaRue D. Smith, 86, of Muncy, died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his home. Born February 8, 1933 in Northumberland, he was a son of the late Raymond E. and Sally G. (Faus) Smith. His wife of 42 years, the former Eleanor R. Sorensen, preceded him in death on April 10, 1994. LaRue was a graduate of Muncy High School, Class of 1951. Following graduation he served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. LaRue was employed with the State Correctional Institute, Muncy, retiring as a Sgt. in 1997, with more than 24 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed the outdoors and could often be found gardening and landscaping his property. LaRue also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his motorcycle. Surviving are two daughters, Linda S. (Daniel) McKee of Muncy, and Sharrill (William) Fitzpatrick of MI; a son, Donald K. (Deborah) Smith of Japan; a sister, Delores McCoy of Montoursville; a brother, Arnold (Evelyn) Smith of SC; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, LaRue was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Creel, and a sister, Evelyn Smith McCoy. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, November 7, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Stephen R. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, at the funeral home, where a Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.
LaRue D. Smith, 86, of Muncy, died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his home. Born February 8, 1933 in Northumberland, he was a son of the late Raymond E. and Sally G. (Faus) Smith. His wife of 42 years, the former Eleanor R. Sorensen, preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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