Harry Longmire

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 9, 2007

GLOSTER — Services for Harry Longmire, 71, of Crosby, who died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in Crosby, were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at Galilee Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Peak, Joey Barnard and Odus Jackson officiating.

Burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery, near Gloster, under the direction of Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.

Mr. Longmire was born June 13, 1936, in Swifttown, the son of Atkinson “AD” and Madeline Wilder Longmire. He was the owner and operator of Longmire Gravel Company in Crosby. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Reserves. He had many duties in the Air Force, but his main duty was a stenographer in JAG Corps, especially during war crime trials.

Mr. Longmire was a member of Crosby Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He also served as church treasurer, Sunday School teacher and assisted in the worship service as song leader.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lela Marshall; brother, William “Bill” Longmire; and brother-in-law, U.S. Navy Commander William “Bill” Kesterson.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Welch Longmire of Crosby; son, Marty Longmire and wife, Dena, of Crosby; sisters, Rosemary Durham and husband, Mike, of Baton Rouge, Susan Jones and husband, Roy, of Tulsa, Okla., and Laura Kesterson of Friendswood, Texas; and brothers, Bob Longmire and wife, Pat, of Natchez and Jack Longmire and wife, Sarah, of Silversprings, Md.