Graveside services for Ronald Leroy Longnecker, Jr., 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2021 at Union Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Longnecker passed away at 5:57 a.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at his home.
He was born May 30, 1942, at West Plains, Missouri, to Ronald Leroy Longnecker, Sr. and Opal Pauline Dixon Longnecker. On February 23, 1978, he was married at West Plains, to Barbara Jean Elliott. Mr. Longnecker was an auto body teacher at the South Central Career Center for a number of years. He raised game cocks and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and working on cars. Mr. Longnecker attended South Fork Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Longnecker, of the family home; four children, Roy Longnecker and wife, Lois, Hartville, Tennessee, Tammy Leslie and significant other, Dallas Mitchell, Caulfield, Missouri, Shawna Hudson and husband, Denny, West Plains and Misty Widlund and husband, Eric, Nixa, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Rick Longnecker and wife, Toby; two sisters, Katherine McMillian and Rhonda Martin and husband, Gary; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and one brother, Terry Longnecker, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.