John R. Longmate

December 7, 1922October 27, 2018

John R. Longmate, 95, formerly of Lowell, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Van Buren. He was born December 7, 1922 in Monte Ne to the late John and Clara Longmate. He was a retired driver for Jones Truck Lines of Springdale, and former deacon at First Baptist Church, Springdale. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Trevor Longmate, sisters, Mabel Howard and Ellen Martin, and brother, Arthur Longmate.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nadell of the home; two sons and their wives, Robert and Cindy Longmate of Combs, and Richard and Kim Longmate of Alma; four grandchildren, Merry Ann Barnes of Springdale, Julie Rose of Cave Springs, and Rachel Ann and Trent Richardson Longmate, both of Alma; and three great-grandchildren, Gracie Young, Brianne Rose, and Lennis Rose III, all of Cave Springs.

Viewing with no formal visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, Van Buren, and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018 at Moore’s Chapel, Fayetteville. A private family interment will be at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Honorary pallbearer will be his good friend and former neighbor, Jerry Osborne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Alma Youth Program at P.O. Box 819, Alma, Arkansas 72921 in lieu of flowers.

The family wishes to thank his caregiver, Darla McAlister, Peachtree Hospice and Legacy Heights, Van Buren for their excellent care in his final months and days.



  • Viewing Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Viewing Monday, October 29, 2018


  • Graveside Service

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