Johnny Neal LaRue was born March 28, 1956 to Don and Betty Jean (Carroll) LaRue in Ada, OK. He left this life for eternal glory on Saturday September 5, 2020.Johnny met and married the love of his life Judy (Roe) LaRue in Mounds, OK in 1972. Theirs was a true love story as they were high school sweethearts and they spent almost 48 years as husband and wife. They spent many years in Sapulpa, OK and moved to Denton, Texas in the late 80’s but couldn’t get the Okie roots out so returned to Oklahoma in the late 90’s.
Together Johnny and Judy had 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Johnny had a long battle of illness, but he left on his own terms at home with family surrounded by love. Johnny was a friend to all who knew him, never met a stranger. He was always ready and willing to help anyone that needed it. He was a mechanic by trade, a skill that he learned very young from his own father. Johnny owned and operated LaRue’s Automotive in Okmulgee, Oklahoma for over 25 years. During that time, he helped many people and made many friends. He will be greatly missed by many.
Johnny was preceded in death by his dad Don LaRue, his mom Betty Jean LaRue, his brother Terry LaRue, his sister JoAnn Pollard, and his son Kendon LaRue.
Johnny leaves behind his wife Judy of the home, his daughter Robin Richardson and husband Todd of Mounds, his daughter Joni Ree and husband Donnie of Broken Arrow, his son Johnny LaRue II of Okmulgee, his son Brandon LaRue of Okmulgee, his grandchildren Christian, Alex, Faith, Cody, Tobie, Donnie II, Kayla, Madison, Cadi, Sierra, Kaiden, Hailey, Lucas, Courtney, and Aaliyah, and his great grandchildren Brantley and Owen as well as his second mother Helen Roe, his sister Taylor Stevenson and husband Jim and his sister Donna Landreneau and her husband Cajun. Johnny also will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and so many friends and many people who were just like family who called him “Uncle Johnny” He loved his family fiercely and never missed a chance to tell them. The world will be a little less bright without him here.