Rev. Richard Laird Longbon, age 80 of Petersburg, WV went Home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Born November 23, 1938 in Cumberland, MD; he was the son of the late George C. Parker and Helen (Poland) Longbon Parker.
Rev. Longbon is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marj (Bowman) Longbon; two sons: Gavin (Ann) Longbon of Petersburg, WV and Jon (Stacey) Longbon of Mill Creek, WV
Four grandchildren: Rabeka Longbon (Kyle) White, Dalton Longbon. Joshua (Kelsey) Longbon and Kelsey Rae Longbon and one great granddaughter, Brynlee White. He was known as "Poppy" to his grandchildren.
Rev. Longbon was a graduate of Romney High School class of 1956. He pastored his first church in 1961 at Mt. Union United Methodist Church in Huntington, WV. He pastored Grove Street United Methodist Church and Hedrick Chapel UM Church in Petersburg for 24 years. He served on numerous boards and committees and was chaplain for various Volunteer Fire Companies, including Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, landscaping, automobiles and motorcycles.
Rev. Longbon's family will receive friends Saturday from 4 – 8 PM at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.
Funeral Service will be Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Grove Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Hakes officiating. Burial will be in the Lahmansville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Grove Street UM Church, Hedrick Chapel UM Church, Commission on Aging Family Services, Burlington UM Family Services or Charity of Choice.
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