Owen "Dale"'s Story

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Owen "Dale" Longest, 78, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at his home in Sellersburg surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sellersburg on September 30, 1939 to the late Norman and Mary (Murphy) Longest. Mr. Longest was a member of the St. John Paul II Catholic Church (St. Paul Campus). He retired from Martin Marietta where he was a plant manager. Mr. Longest was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Ryan Longest, his sister, Mary Jo Tomes, his mother-in- law Dorothy Hatfield and his father-in-law J.L. Hatfield.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Longest of Sellersburg; son, William Longest Jr. (Elizabeth) of Sellersburg; his daughter, Pamela Maples (Scott) of Memphis, Indiana; his brother, Norman Longest (Molly) of Memphis; his sisters, Dolores Hamm of Memphis and Opal Thomas (Matt) of Henryville; his grandchildren, William Longest Jr., Scottie Maples Jr. (Morgan) of Jeffersonville and Shane Maples (Alicia) of Memphis. Mr. Longest also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Madalyn Longest, Lucy Maples, Emilee Ash, and Ryann Vissing.
Funeral services were Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment in Bowery Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation was held Sunday, October 8 and from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Published on October 9, 2017
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