Robert Hal Rue, 62, died Wednesday as a result of a work related accident on Monday. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. The family will greet friends following the service. Hal was born in Cumberland County on August 6, 1952 and was son of the late William (Bert) Rue and Nell Canady Rue. He was preceded in death by his sister Joanne Rue Greenough. He graduated from Cary High School in 1971 and became a certified electrician. At the time of his untimely death, he was currently working at the North Carolina Department of Administration Archives Building. He loved his co-workers, family and friends and was always there to help anyone in any way he could.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene Cutler Rue and Clint Rue of the home, daughter, Heather Rue Sanderford and her husband, Bryne of Wendell. Also surviving is his sister, Faye Rue McElveen and her husband Rock; brother, Bill Rue and his wife Teresa; and brother Johnny Rue and his wife Amy. Hal had several nieces and nieces that he enjoyed as well. Hal was to retire August 1, 2015 and move with his wife to a home they were completing in just a few short months. He looked forward to spending the rest of his retirement life in Belhaven and live the life he always dreamed. He looked forward to building an even closer relationship with God, his family and community.
In lieu of flowers, one may contribute to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com