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Willie L. Longshore Obituary


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“Sincere sympathy in the recent death of Willie. He was a special friend of my brother, Carl Porter and I know he and Rex Porter and Tom Spicer were...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Terry & Beverly Spicer - OH

“When you lose someone precious no one else can know what you feel. Keep your memories close and the love Luke had for all of you in your hearts and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Margaret Blunt Evans - Canton, OH

“Family...Our prayers of comfort are with you.. Luke & Geri's Love is my memory of both. They truly were an example of God's Love.. Love In Christ......Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Freddy 'Al' Blunt - Clarksburg, MD

“Warren - so very sorry to hear about the lost of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Christy Lint - Louisville, OH


Willie L. 'Luke' Longshore, 76 of Massillon, passed away on September 17, 2012 in the Denver VA Community Center in Denver, Colorado. Luke was born on November 8, 1935 in Roanoke, Alabama to late Willie and Lillie M. (Potter) Longshore. He moved from Roanoke in 1939 and stayed in Massillon for 69 years. He graduated from Washington High School in 1953 where he played for the Tigers. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Upon returning from his military duties to Massillon he worked at Republic Steel where he retired after30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine (Blunt) Longshore in 2000, a son, Darren K. Longshore and a brother Jimmy Longshore. Luke is survived by seven children: Marcellus (Jennifer) Longshore, Warren Keith (Ronnilyn) Bell, Tonja Longshore, Tamara Longshore, Bonnie Longshore, Connie (Greg) Woods and Yvonne Longshore. He has two sisters and five brothers: Ruby Copeland, Amos Longshore, Tommy Longshore, Johnny Longshore, Bonnie Longshore, Bobby Longshore and Jeffrey Longshore. There are nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Homegoing Service will be Saturday at 10:00 AM at Shiloh Baptist Church in Massillon. The Rev. Reginald Hye will preside. His final resting place will be Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 PM at the Paquelet Funeral Home and Saturday from 9 AM until 10:00 AM at the church. Condolences can be sent to the family at 316 2nd St. S.W., Massillon or www.paquelet.com . Paquelet Funeral Home & Crematory 330-833-3222

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