OBITUARY

Doyle Thomas Longbons

February 11, 1931April 9, 2015

Doyle Thomas Longbons, age 84 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on April 9, 2015 at his home. Doyle was born in Ellery, IL on February 11, 1931 to Edward and Nettie (Fewkes) Longbons. He served his country during the Korean War . He married Dixie Mitchell on November 11, 1956 in Albion. Doyle Longbons was a sweet and generous man. He loved his wife, sons, brothers, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was kind and loved to laugh. Doyle always found ways to help others. He was hardworking and loyal to his family. His loyalty was rooted in his love for Jesus and his commitment to Little Prairie Christian Church. Grandpa will be sweetly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Evalyn Bond and Mary Clark and one brother, James Edward Longbons . Left with many memories to cherish is his wife of over 58 years, Dixie Longbons, of Albion, sons, Doug Longbons, of Albion and Van (Robin) Longbons of Nowata, OK., four grandchildren: Josiah (Katie Rose) Longbons of Georgetown, TX, Brittney (Charlies) Lima of Georgetown, TX, Tabitha Longbons of Bloomington, IL, and Alex Longbons of Nowata, OK. He is also survived by 4 great grandchildren: Eden, Jackson, Avery and Sophia, and two brothers: Gerald (Leatrice) Longbons of rural Albion and Roy (Pat) Longbons of Albion. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2PM on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Little Prairie Christian Church of Albion. Burial will follow at the Little Prairie Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be held from 5PM to 7 PM on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Memorials may be made to Tabitha Longbons to support her efforts in helping survivors of human trafficking with International Justice Mission.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, April 12, 2015

Memories

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Ellen Sams

August 25, 2015

Uncle Pud
Guess good stories are appropriate. Coming to the dairy to get milk so we could make GOOD homemade ice cream
Every year on my birthday, you would remind me how cold it was. How you went to our house to keep the wood stove going so nothing would freeze. Oh, and how Uncle Roy got to draw water for the animals and his rope would freeze before he could get the bucket brought up.
I remember going to the Fewkes house when Doug was born---had to go to the outhouse and it was winter!!
Watching thos onry boys---a very few times. What fun that was :(
Holidas at Grandma and Grandpa's She could really cook and you, Uncle Roy and dadddy could put it awa!!! Not to mention everyone else who was there. We had a houseful.
When you lived on the Potter farm and raised Emu's---that was different
Love Buddy

Mike &Shirley McMurdo

April 13, 2015

Dixie & Boys, we will never forget the man that made a difference in so many lives. We appreciate the time we had with your family while in Springfield. You all had a great influence on the lives of the young people as you served as youth sponsors at Glendale Christian Church. May God bless you during the celebration of Doyle's life.
Mike and Shirley McMurdo, Kimberling City, Missouri

Bill & Sandy Densmore

April 12, 2015

Dixie & boys, Sorry to hear of Doyle passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Edythe Strater

April 11, 2015

Dear Dixie and family,
Please know our hearts are with you as you say goodbye to Doyle. The obituary was beautifully written and described the great guy Doyle always was. Our prayers and blessings to you and the family. Edythe and Bill Strater

Darlene Sanders

April 10, 2015

Dear Dixie, I will always treasure the time I have spent getting to know you and dear Doyle back in the 80's at Tyro, Kansas. I will always be so grateful for the kindness you showed us when our daughter was stranded on I 44 near Springfield and you took her back to Joplin. Doyle is one of the kindest men I have ever met. I know how much he will be missed for the time being. But, we look forward to meeting him in Heaven. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. Darlene Sanders

April 10, 2015

sorry Dixie to read of doyle passing just know he is resting wirh our lord and savior claribel longbons Mcintire