LONGWELL, Bernard Franklin, born February 8, 1923 in Duffy, Ohio, departed this life March 11, 2013. Most people knew him as Bernie.
He was the son of the late William Longwell and the late Cora Cain Potts Longwell. One of seven children, he was the lone survivor.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on February 2, 2001, Delphia Adaline “Addie” Childers Longwell, whom he married August 4, 1945; siblings, Gladys Gertrude Longwell Johnson, Evelyn Mae “Eve” Longwell Jeffries, Flora Marie “Pit” Longwell Jeffries, Thurman William “Term” Longwell, Gale Edward “Gag” Longwell and William Eugene “Billy” or “Boog” Longwell; and a granddaughter, Michelle Lea Longwell.
Bernie and Addie were the parents of, and are survived by, three sons, Dennis Franklin “Denny” (Susie) Longwell of New Martinsville, WV, Ronald Allen “Ron” (Vicki) Longwell of Sardis, Ohio and Donald Lewis “Don” (Pam) Longwell of Woodsfield, Ohio. Bernie was the grandfather of Crystal Denise Longwell (Denny), Gregory Allen “Greg” (Brittany) Longwell (Ron), Michael Shane “Mike” (Lisa) Longwell (Ron), Matthew Ryan “Matt” Longwell (Don), Shannon Rae Longwell Huffman (Ron) and Brian Franklin (Shelley) Longwell (Don). Bernie is also survived by four great grandchildren, Madison Rae Huffman (Shannon), Branden Franklin Longwell (Brian), Broderick Matthew “Brody” Longwell (Matt) and Jacob Allen Huffman (Shannon) and five step great grandchildren, Bailey Brandon and Lainey Brandon (Greg) and Jonathan Issaac Snider, Isabella Kathryn Snider and Imary Magdalin Snider (Denny).
Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, Ohio, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment in Harter Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 760, Hannibal or to VFW Post 9930, Duffy, OH.
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.