Born September 8, 1923 in Harrodsburg, KY, he was the son of the late Insco Williams and Lottie (Forbes) Rue. He was the retired owner of Rue Insurance Agency and was a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church. Les attended Centre College and the University of Kentucky, served as a Merchant Seaman during WWII, and was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Survivors include: two daughters, Jane (Andy) Rice of Danville, Tish (Bruce) Rudd of Cadiz, KY; a sister, Aileen Dohler of CO; a brother, Rev. Clarence Rue of TX; three grandsons, Bruce Rudd, Jr., Holly Springs, NC, Billy Hargis, Jr. and Todd Hargis, both of Lexington; three great grandchildren, Jacob Rudd, Jackson Hargis and Ella Rue Hargis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years and ten siblings.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 25 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Tish Rudd. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. The pallbearers are Bruce Rudd Jr., Billy Hargis Jr., Todd Hargis, Ronnie Reed, Art Baker and Charles Lewis.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 24 from 5-8 pm and Wednesday prior to Service at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com