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Raul Noe Longoria, Jr.

August 31, 1969October 7, 2021
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Raul Noe Longoria, Jr. passed into eternal rest on October 7, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee. Born on August 31, 1969 in Kingsville, Texas, he was affectionately called by his middle name “Noe” by family and friends. A devoted and loving father and a devout Catholic, he lived in Millington, TN from 1992 to 2000, and in Bartlett, TN thereafter.

Noe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston; he earned his Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Memphis. Noe’s first job after graduating was at FedEx, and he made a career out of it. The last job title he held at FedEx was Marketing Manager; he had a great love and respect for the members of his team.

Apart from work, Noe dedicated much of his life to the Church. He was an oblate of St. Benedict at St. Meinrad. A parishioner of the Catholic Church of Nativity, Noe served with the Knights of Columbus. He revitalized the Fishers of Men program at Nativity, helping his fellow men learn more about their faith and grow closer to Christ.

Anyone who knew Noe, knew he was a family man. There was little he loved more than the whole family gathering around to play a new dice or domino game he had learned or a new board game he had bought. Although he rarely won, Noe was always reading up on the next game he could teach the whole family. His daughter, Becky, often brought her friends and her now husband, Joey, over for game nights. Noe would always welcome them with open arms and make them his famous Old Fashioned or frozen margaritas.

He had a diverse taste in music-- from classic rock to funk, new age to pop. For over a decade, he drove his children to school with tunes playing from The Beatles, Talking Heads, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, and more. He took his children, Sarah and Peter, to their first concert-- AC/DC. Years later, he took Sarah to see one of their favorites, Billy Joel; they sat only six rows away from the stage at what was a concert of a lifetime. So many songs bring back fond memories of Noe.

When his youngest daughter, Annie, joined the inaugural trap team at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School, Noe volunteered as an assistant coach. He eventually accepted the position as head coach. It was a wonderful opportunity for him to bond with Annie. He taught the team with gentle patience and kindness.

Noe had a great sense of humor, whether it was Mr. Bean, The Office, or a Mel Brooks film. He and his family watched countless comedies, often laughing to tears and rewinding movies to replay particularly funny scenes.

He was a loving PawPaw, who took his grandsons, Paddy and Andrew, on many adventures such as playing indoor hockey, swimming, looking for rocks and "treasures" in the yard, and collecting eggs from the chickens. When he found out that he had another grandchild-- Peter and Maddi’s child, who is due in April 2022-- Noe was overjoyed! He took a picture of himself holding an ultrasound photo of the baby, and captioned it “first picture with PawPaw!”

Right after God, Noe loved his wife, Judy, the most. Their love was evident to all of those around them. Watching the two of them was like watching an “I Love Lucy” episode. Noe loved to take Judy on weekly Friday dates where the two would receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and go out to lunch afterwards. The graces that were received from this were easily seen in the way Noe loved others. He made prayer and the sacraments a top priority in his life. He desired for all the wayward souls to come back into the loving gaze of the Father and prayed fervently that they would. Evangelization was at the heart of the way Noe prayed and lived his life. His family truly believes that the Lord gave Noe the privilege of ultimately giving up his very life for this purpose-- saving souls-- and that many souls will come home because of the way Noe strived to be like Jesus to all of those he encountered.

Two years ago, Noe and Judy made a decision with Noe's parents: Noe's Mom and Dad would sell their home in Fort Worth, Texas and move to Tennessee, and all of them would live together under one roof. It took nine months to find the place all of them would call home, but they found it! And it’s where they have spent the past two years getting to know each other in a deeper way-- sharing their day to day lives with each other, playing dominos, and enjoying poker nights with frozen margaritas. What a beautiful gift to have had these precious years with each other. Then one year ago, Noe opened his heart and his home again and brought Judy’s Mom to live with them as well. It is a full house-- full of family and full of love. No one is perfect, but everyone is forgiving and merciful. Now that our Lord has called Noe home, no one under this roof has to be alone. Noe made sure of that.

Raul Noe was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raul Longoria & Zoila Villarreal, his maternal grandparents, Mauro Alcala & Maria Lydia Garza, an aunt Magdalena Alcala, uncles Agustin Alcala and Guadalupe Quintana. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Gill Longoria; his children Sarah Marie & Patrick Glennon, Peter Noe & Maddi Dorrain Longoria, Rebecca Lydia & Joseph Preston, and Annie Isabel Longoria; his grandsons Patrick John “Paddy” and Andrew Thomas Glennon; and his parents Raul Noe Longoria, Sr. and Minerva Alcala Longoria, and mother-in-law Lillian Malito Davis.

Arrangements for Noe Longoria are as follows:

Thursday, October 14: Visitation from 5pm-7pm. Rosary at 7pm. Location: Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133

Friday, October 15: Funeral Mass at 10am at Catholic Church of the Nativity, 5955 St. Elmo Rd. Bartlett, TN 38135. Followed by a graveside service at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Longoria family.

  • FAMILY

  • Raul Longoria & Zoila Villarreal, Paternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Mauro Alcala & Maria Lydia Garza, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Magdalena Alcala, Aunt (deceased)
  • Agustin Alcala and Guadalupe Quintana, Uncles (deceased)
  • Judy Gill Longoria, Loving wife
  • Sarah Marie & Patrick Glennon, Peter Noe & Maddi Dorrain Longoria, Rebecca Lydia & Joseph Preston, and Annie Isabel Longoria, Children
  • Patrick John “Paddy” and Andrew Thomas Glennon, Grandsons
  • Raul Noe Longoria, Sr. and Minerva Alcala Longoria, Parents
  • Lillian Malito Davis, Mother-in-law

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

Memories

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Mitch Whitten

October 17, 2021

What a blessing to read the beautiful tributes to a great man. Noe was one of the kindest souls I ever met. And although I have not seen him in decades I know the person remembered here. His witness to me long ago made an unforgettable difference in my life.

Wendy McNamara

October 15, 2021

Thoughts and prayers with Raul's beautiful family. He was a wonderful friend and co-worker at FedEx. He will be truly missed. He touched my life and I am so grateful that God put his friendship in my path. A man devoted to his family with passion and remarkable faith in our Lord that I will never forget. He will always serve as role model for me in my Catholic faith and I will never forget him.

Love,
Wendy McNamara

Carlos & Linda Sauceda

October 15, 2021

We knew Noe through his Aunt and Uncle, Erika and Art, and also his parents Raul and Minnie. Although we hadn’t seen him in a very long time, we remember him as a fine, great mannered young man with a very nice smile. We know he grew to be a wonderful family man. It is with sincere sorrow that we send our deepest sympathy to his entire family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Lisa McMillan

October 14, 2021

My cousin, Noe, was the epitome of a family man. The first to reach out to me when my daughter was born prematurely… he said he had a blast buying her preemie clothes! He also would check on me during my cancer treatments- and I just felt better, stronger, more confident that I could beat the disease, because he was praying for me!
I always loved hanging out with him at our grandparents’ ranch. We would hike to the ‘caliche mountain’ and spend hours running up and down the hills.
He was so fun, so kind, so compassionate. I am sad he had to leave this world so early; he had so many more memories to make! I will remember him fondly. I find comfort that he’s in his Heavenly home - at peace.

Lisa

Darlene Nevle

October 14, 2021

I did not know Noe but I do know Judy. Judy always spoke so lovingly of her sweet Noe. It was obvious that their relationship was truly beautiful. Please know that your whole family will remain in my prayers. Thank you all for living lives of Christian witness.
Sincerely,
Darlene Nevle

Ray Powell

October 14, 2021

I first meet Noe at Fishers of men at Nativity Church and later in the Knights of Columbus. Over the years as I grew to know Noe and his wife Judy and family. I quickly knew what a beautiful man Noe is and how he truly showed Christ to all he meet. I will miss my friend Noe but will always look to his example of walking in this earth with Christ.

Rob Tomlinson

October 14, 2021

Noe was a great guy. I enjoyed teaching high school religious education youth group at St. WIlliam with him. He was the calm voice of reason. Went on two memorable trips with him. We went to One Bread, One Cup in St. Meinrad, IN with a youth group which included his daughter Rebecca and my son Ryan. We woke up every morning for morning mass and sat and drank coffee and talked for hours. We also went on a bourbon tour to Louisville, KY in October 2016. We had an absolute amazing time and many laughs. Regretably our families haven't seen each other in a few years. My thoughts and prayers are with his parents; his wife Judy; his children Sara, Peter, Rebecca, and Annie and his grandchildren. He was one of a kind and will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Noe!

Liana Choate

October 14, 2021

My dear sweet cousin, you were the only thing I had that felt like a true brother. I have such fond memories of us at the ranch, hiking, feeding cows and huddled up under blankets freezing cold in the main room at the ranch. You were so kind as a child, and carried that kindness with you into adulthood and showed it to everyone you know. When you moved to Tennessee I didn't have the pleasure of seeing you very much, but you did make it your mission to come visit me at my new home when I was newly married and meet my brand new daughter on one of your business trips. My last memory of you in person was at our sweet grandmother's funeral. However, I am thankful for social media so that we could watch each other's family's grow and keep in touch with random, sweet messages.

You led such an amazing life, as shown by the wonderful family you have raised. Your legacy will remain, but you will be sorely missed. Heaven gained an angel, but it hurts for those here on Earth.

Say hi to grandma and grandpa for me. Love you always!

Cousin Liana

Laura Longoria

October 12, 2021

I have many fond memories of Noe, particularly on my grandparents’ ranch and being outdoors!
One significant memory that sticks out in my mind is when my sisters, myself and Noe stood together at my grandfather’s coffin to say goodbye. He was the pillar of strength for us girls and I thought in that moment, I always want to be like him.
I have funny memories of getting lost in the woods in Fort Worth and worrying all of our parents, as well as one of the last time I saw him. We were gathered for my grandmother’s funeral and went to eat at a Mexican restaurant. I ordered a “super chalupa” and it was huge and it became a joke of you better watch out! Noe had a way of making you laugh even on a sad day. He always had a wonderful smile and always made you feel like you were so special. My “brother”. I will always cherish these memories and miss you dearly. I am including a screenshot of a Facebook message that Noe sent me many years ago. Even though I was a baby and cannot remember the time I sure know I must have been such a happy baby in my cousin’s arms. Rest In Peace sweet cousin.

Erika Longoria

October 12, 2021

No words can express my heartfelt sorrow at the loss of my dear nephew, Noe. He was always so sweet and loving, from the first time I met him at 3 years old. He was very demonstrative with his affections, and communicated them so well. I remember him running into our bedroom one morning on Mother’s Day, when we were there visiting, and hugging me and wishing me a “Happy Mother’s Day!” I didn’t have any children yet, but that meant so much to me!! We have all been truly blessed to have Noe in our lives, and will miss him so much! My deepest condolences go out to his loving family.

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Biography

Raul Noe Longoria, Jr. passed into eternal rest on October 7, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee. Born on August 31, 1969 in Kingsville, Texas, he was affectionately called by his middle name “Noe” by family and friends. A devoted and loving father and a devout Catholic, he lived in Millington, TN from 1992 to 2000, and in Bartlett, TN thereafter.

Noe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston; he earned his Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Memphis. Noe’s first job after graduating was at FedEx, and he made a career out of it. The last job title he held at FedEx was Marketing Manager; he had a great love and respect for the members of his team.

Apart from work, Noe dedicated much of his life to the Church. He was an oblate of St. Benedict at St. Meinrad. A parishioner of the Catholic Church of Nativity, Noe served with the Knights of Columbus. He revitalized the Fishers of Men program at Nativity, helping his fellow men learn more about their faith and grow closer to Christ.

Anyone who knew Noe, knew he was a family man. There was little he loved more than the whole family gathering around to play a new dice or domino game he had learned or a new board game he had bought. Although he rarely won, Noe was always reading up on the next game he could teach the whole family. His daughter, Becky, often brought her friends and her now husband, Joey, over for game nights. Noe would always welcome them with open arms and make them his famous Old Fashioned or frozen margaritas.

He had a diverse taste in music-- from classic rock to funk, new age to pop. For over a decade, he drove his children to school with tunes playing from The Beatles, Talking Heads, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, and more. He took his children, Sarah and Peter, to their first concert-- AC/DC. Years later, he took Sarah to see one of their favorites, Billy Joel; they sat only six rows away from the stage at what was a concert of a lifetime. So many songs bring back fond memories of Noe.

When his youngest daughter, Annie, joined the inaugural trap team at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School, Noe volunteered as an assistant coach. He eventually accepted the position as head coach. It was a wonderful opportunity for him to bond with Annie. He taught the team with gentle patience and kindness.

Noe had a great sense of humor, whether it was Mr. Bean, The Office, or a Mel Brooks film. He and his family watched countless comedies, often laughing to tears and rewinding movies to replay particularly funny scenes.

He was a loving PawPaw, who took his grandsons, Paddy and Andrew, on many adventures such as playing indoor hockey, swimming, looking for rocks and "treasures" in the yard, and collecting eggs from the chickens. When he found out that he had another grandchild-- Peter and Maddi’s child, who is due in April 2022-- Noe was overjoyed! He took a picture of himself holding an ultrasound photo of the baby, and captioned it “first picture with PawPaw!”

Right after God, Noe loved his wife, Judy, the most. Their love was evident to all of those around them. Watching the two of them was like watching an “I Love Lucy” episode. Noe loved to take Judy on weekly Friday dates where the two would receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and go out to lunch afterwards. The graces that were received from this were easily seen in the way Noe loved others. He made prayer and the sacraments a top priority in his life. He desired for all the wayward souls to come back into the loving gaze of the Father and prayed fervently that they would. Evangelization was at the heart of the way Noe prayed and lived his life. His family truly believes that the Lord gave Noe the privilege of ultimately giving up his very life for this purpose-- saving souls-- and that many souls will come home because of the way Noe strived to be like Jesus to all of those he encountered.

Two years ago, Noe and Judy made a decision with Noe's parents: Noe's Mom and Dad would sell their home in Fort Worth, Texas and move to Tennessee, and all of them would live together under one roof. It took nine months to find the place all of them would call home, but they found it! And it’s where they have spent the past two years getting to know each other in a deeper way-- sharing their day to day lives with each other, playing dominos, and enjoying poker nights with frozen margaritas. What a beautiful gift to have had these precious years with each other. Then one year ago, Noe opened his heart and his home again and brought Judy’s Mom to live with them as well. It is a full house-- full of family and full of love. No one is perfect, but everyone is forgiving and merciful. Now that our Lord has called Noe home, no one under this roof has to be alone. Noe made sure of that.

Raul Noe was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raul Longoria & Zoila Villarreal, his maternal grandparents, Mauro Alcala & Maria Lydia Garza, an aunt Magdalena Alcala, uncles Agustin Alcala and Guadalupe Quintana. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Gill Longoria; his children Sarah Marie & Patrick Glennon, Peter Noe & Maddi Dorrain Longoria, Rebecca Lydia & Joseph Preston, and Annie Isabel Longoria; his grandsons Patrick John “Paddy” and Andrew Thomas Glennon; and his parents Raul Noe Longoria, Sr. and Minerva Alcala Longoria, and mother-in-law Lillian Malito Davis.

Arrangements for Noe Longoria are as follows:

Thursday, October 14:
Visitation from 5pm-7pm. Rosary at 7pm.
Location: Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133

Friday, October 15:
Funeral Mass at 10am at Catholic Church of the Nativity, 5955 St. Elmo Rd. Bartlett, TN 38135.
Followed by a graveside service at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Longoria family.