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Harry Franklin Rue was born in Jobstown, New Jersey, January 6, 1940, to parents Harvey and Esther Rue. He was preceded in death by his son, Henry Rue.
Mr. Rue is survived by a brother, Earl Rue, a sister, Gladys Kleinknecht, wife, Emily Bland Rue, son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Courtney Cain Rue and grandchildren, Mary-Cain, Samuel and Harrison Rue.
Harry lived a life of adventure. When he wasn't attending to chores on the family dairy farm, he was exploring the countryside by motorcycle. After graduating from Rutgers University, he joined the United States Navy and earned his aviator wings. Harry flew anti-submarine missions that guarded U.S. and territorial coastal waters during the Cuban Missle Crisis. The adventures continued as Harry balanced his 53 year marriage and a professional flying career. He was a dedicated and steadfast father, and a particularly proud grandfather. Even up to his final days he enjoyed exploring the countryside by skyways and highways with the greatest of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday February 8, 2019 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. Dr. Bob Cain will officiate. Interment will follow in the Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 12:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to the Allen R. Fleming, Jr., Post #20, The American Legion for the needs of local veterans’ PO Box 1462, Athens, GA 30603.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory of Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.