James Ross Longmire
August 3, 1936 – February 20, 2021
James Ross Longmire passed away peacefully on Saturday February 20th 2021 at the age of 84. Ross was born on August 3rd, 1936 in Tampa, Florida to his parents James Robert Longmire and Sara Ross Longmire. Ross had a true passion for being a Florida Native, and greatly enjoyed speaking with others of his heritage. Ross attended a Georgia Military Academy and served in the Coast Guard for 23 years before retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.
Ross is survived by his loving wife Minerva Longmire of 58 years. They were married in San Juan Puerto Rico on April 14th 1962. Ross enjoyed his time within the Rotary Club, playing the Harmonica, and adoring the outdoors. He was a passionate man with a big heart.
Ross was extremely loving and proud of his two children Diana Dolan and Greg Longmire (Donna Longmire). He is also survived by his siblings Gay Bush, Ellen Kruglinski, and Jack Longmire; grandchildren Jacob Tryon, Bethany Ison (Brant Ison), Jessica Longmire, and Mia Longmire; and great grandchildren Blake Ison and Brooklyn Ison.
The family will be receiving friends at 10:00am on March 5th, 2021 for mass held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. in Naples, Florida.
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church