Rev. Richard L. Longbon
The Rev. Richard Laird Longbon, age 80, of Petersburg, W.Va., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 23, 1938, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late George C. Parker and Helen (Poland) Longbon Parker.
The Rev. Longbon is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marj (Bowman) Longbon; two sons, Gavin (Ann) Longbon, of Petersburg, and Jon (Stacey) Longbon, of Mill Creek; four grandchildren, Rabeka Longbon (Kyle) White, Dalton Longbon. Joshua (Kelsey) Longbon and Kelsey Rae Longbon; one great-granddaughter, Brynlee White.
He was known as "Poppy" to his grandchildren.
The 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. He pastored Grove Street United Methodist Church and Hedrick Chapel U.M. 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.
Family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.
Funeral service will be Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Grove Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Hakes officiating.
Burial will be in Lahmansville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Grove Street U.M. Church, Hedrick Chapel U.M. Church, Commission on Aging Family Services, Burlington U.M. Family Services or charity of choice.
Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.
Published on November 8, 2019


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Lewis Spangler
Nov 09, 2019
My condolences to the family.Dick and I grew up in Romney and shared some great times due to our love of custom/hot rod cars. Rip my friend.