James E. Rue, 57, of Defiance, passed away suddenly Friday, November 30th, 2018.
He was born in Defiance, Ohio on February 6, 1961, he was the son of the late Elbert and Blanche (Caryer) Rue who survives him of Continental
Jim was a 1979 graduate of Continental High School. On December 12, 1981 he married Theresa (Anderson) Rue, who survives. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He was employed as a quality engineer at Defiance Metal Products where he worked for over 34 years. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Jim will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 36 years Theresa, his dear mother Blanche,
loving, daughters: Stacy (Travis) Barrick of Continental, Michelle (Tristan) Sanders of Defiance.
Sisters: Barb (Denny) Heinonen of Kalamazoo, MI, Chris (Dick) Baldwin of Cecil,
brothers: Tom Rue of Grover Hill, John (Kim) Rue of Continental, Tim (Roxanne) Rue of Evansport, Dave (Kim) Rue of Ottoville, Dan (Maychel) Rue of Continental, Randy (Lynn) Rue of Defiance, Ron (Denise) Rue of Defiance, Sam (Stacey) Rue of Paulding.
He is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Andrue Barrick, Kenleigh and Aelyla Sanders. Preceded in death by his father Elbert and a niece Ashley Rue.
Services will be at the Church of the Nazarene 1656 S. Clinton St. Defiance, OH at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5th, with Rev. Don Leonard officiating.
Visitation is at the Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday 10 – 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.
Suggested memorials are to the Church of the Nazarene building fund. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at www.lawsonroessner.com
**Final obit is pending.