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Elton J. "Pete" Larance, Jr.

November 12, 1943 - June 9, 2019

A Celebration of Life for Elton J. “Pete” Larance, Jr., 75, of Ruston, will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 11 AM in the Chapel of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.  Dr. Reggie Bridges and Rev. Dale Oden will officiate.

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A Celebration of Life for Elton J. “Pete” Larance, Jr., 75, of Ruston, will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 11 AM in the Chapel of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.  Dr. Reggie Bridges and Rev. Dale Oden will officiate.

Pete was born on November 12, 1943 in Lincoln Parish and passed away on June 9, 2019 in Ruston.

Pete was a member of Temple Baptist, Squire Creek Country Club, and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Dept. S.C.O.P. Unit.  He worked for many years as a finance and insurance manager in automotive sales.  Pete enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, and traveling.  He was an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints.  He could also often be seen in the stands with his wife cheering on his beloved Bulldogs!

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Elton J. “Patch” and Laurice Andrews Larance.

Left to cherish Pete’s memory is his wife of almost 53 years, Darene Larance; children: Laryssa “Lary” Larance Leitz and husband Bobby Leitz of Houston, Patrick Larance and wife Erin Black Larance of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren: Beaux Leitz (Taylor Anderson), Lacey Leitz (Grant Gossett), Meghan Leitz McLeod (Jon McLeod); great grandchildren: Ayden, Brooke, Rylee, Kenzie, and Cooper; sisters: Patsy Larance Fleniken and husband Dennis Fleniken of Russellville, AR, and Virginia “Ginny” Larance Love and husband Jack Love of Ruston; and multiple nieces, nephews and close friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, from 10 AM until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Temple Baptist Church Senior Adult Ministry, 1515 S. Service Road W, Ruston, LA 71270.

Online condolences may be made to www.kilpatrickfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation Information


Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Temple Baptist Church Chapel

Ruston, LA


Service Information


Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Temple Baptist Church Chapel

Ruston, LA


Cemetery Information


Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Vienna Cemetery


Memorial Information

Temple Baptist Church Senior Adult Ministry

1515 S. Service Road W.

Ruston, LA 71270


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