Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Drude, Sr.
Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Drude, Sr., 80, lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Camelot Community Care Center.
He was a farmer and worked for Kaiser Aluminum for 27 years. He loved visiting with friends and family, listening to music, playing cards, and attending bingo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Drude Sr; mother, Maggie Schligemeyer; wife, Ollie Harper Drude; daughter, Maggie Workman; brother, Melvin Drude Jr; and sister, Judy Ann Drude.
Larry is survived by his three sons, Leonard "Pee Wee" Drude, Lawrence "Joey" Drude Jr. (Debbie), and Darren Drude all from Ponchatoula; eight granchildren, April (Danny), Lawrence "Tray" (Sarah), Aaron (Matt), Robbie II (Danielle), Emma, Kayla, Karlee, and Katelyn; five great-grandchildren, Lawrence "Lane", Colton, Carter, Chloe, and Gideon; longtime companion, Ina Mae Creel; and numerous friends.
Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home 100 W. Magnolia St. Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
Special thanks to Camelot Community Care Center and New Century Hospice.
Contributions may be made to the Ponchatoula Volunteer Fire Department.