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Richard E. DeClue, 67, of Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Signature Healthcare. He was a carpenter. Richard was born June 13, 1950, in Potosi, Mo., to Eugene Clinton DeClue and Nancy Emmajean (Davis) DeClue.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran stationed off shore in Vietnam with home base in Norfolk, Va.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Mason) DeClue; daughters, Shauna DeClue and Michelle DeClue; sons, Matt Stork and Adam Lake; and stepson, Craig Parker; sisters, Mary Ann, Denise, Laura and Twanna; brother, Bobby DeClue; special friend, Kyle Diethrich; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Cathy, Ellen and Ginger; and a brother, Danny.
Richard made replicas of Native American tools, weapons, cradle boards, chief staffs and more. He was a U.S. Navy veteran stationed offshore in Norfolk, Va., during the Vietnam war. Per Richard's request, cremation has been chosen; there will be a celebration of life at a later date. DeBaun Springhill Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at:
Published on January 17, 2018
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