Albert Bruce Pelaquin, age 61, son of Joseph F. and Barbara Jean (Knapp) Pelaquin, was born Sept. 2, 1952, in Sarasota, Fla. He passed away Dec. 28, 2013 at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, James (Jimmer) Oneal Yaughn and a son, Albert Bruce “Fella” Yaughn, Jr.

He is survived by his children; Brian Yaughn of Orlando, Fla., Lindsay Koch and husband, Jon of Raymondville, Mo., Leslie Pelaquin of Fort  Myers, Fla., and Dustin Pelaquin of Raymondville, Mo.; four grandkids, Dominik Bruce Yaughn, Ava, Eli and Evan Koch, a sister Cheryl Caraotta of Fort Myers, Fla., and his best friend, Jerry Wooten.

Bruce grew up in Fort Myers, Fla., and attended North Fort Myers High. He was a General Contractor for many years in Fort Myers, Fla., helping to build many homes.

Bruce moved to Raymondville, Mo., in 1999.  He loved horseback riding and taking care of his horses. He also enjoyed air boating, hunting, fishing and hanging out at the coffee shop with the boys on Saturdays. His greatest joy was getting to spend time with his grandkids; they brought him many smiles and lots of joy.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Bruce Pelaquin Memorial Fund, c/o Evans Funeral Home, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

Memorial services were Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home with Don Crockett officiating. Per Bruce’s wishes he has been cremated under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.


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