PLATTSBURGH — Rodney K. "Butch" Prue, 69, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his family by his side. He was born in Oneida, N.Y., on July 14, 1944, the son of John and Theresa (Breyette) Prue.
Rodney attended Beekmantown Central School and later joined the United States Marine Corp., receiving several medals and awards including a Vietnam Service medal, National Defense Service Medal and a Vietnam Campaign Medal. Rodney worked as a truck driver for many years. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion as well as a member of the Champlain Valley 219 Leatherneck Detachment Marine Corp. League.
He married Dixie Schweedler on Nov. 5, 1995. His favorite hobbies were working in the yard, fishing, camping but most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Rodney was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Dixie; his step-children, Debbie Chapman and her husband Kevin of Ulster Park, N.Y., and Karen Burnell and her husband Todd of Plattsburgh; his daughters, Chris Prue and Laurie Babbie; his sister, Taunyia Miner her husband Roman; an aunt, Jerry Breyette; his grandchildren, John, Dakota, Montana and Samantha; his step-grandchildren, Nicole, Brittany, Jason, Shaun, and Joshua; his step-great-grandchildren, Cyndi, Bryonna, Paige, Kaii and Connor; one niece, Michelle Snell; and one nephew, Michael Barber.
Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday April 17, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service will follow in the Funeral Home Chapel at 6 p.m.
Donations in Rodney's memory can be made to American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brown Funeral Home 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12910 518-561-3980 Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.