Michael Rue

November 29, 1956 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 64)



Michael Ray Rue, 64, passed away July 17th, peacefully at home surrounded by family after a long illness. 

He was born November 29th, 1956 and was a lifelong resident of Athens.

He now has joined his father, Leonard Rue, in heaven. 

He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, of 43 years,Phyllis Colboch Rue; mother, Virginia Rue; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Amber Rue; granddaughter, Alexis; father and mother-in-law, James and Faye Colboch; fur babies and special fur baby “Rolo.”

He was a hard worker and spent 26 years at Collins and Aikman and acquired a master certification in electrical engineering post retirement. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church. Mike will be missed by everyone who knew him, but he is now walking with the Lord and watching from above. 

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Good Samaritan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service. A burial will follow at McMinn Memory Gardens with Rev. Ron Cook officiating. 

Good Samaritan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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July 20, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Good Samaritan Funeral Home LLC
1326 Frye Street
Athens, TN 37303

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