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Terry Lynn Longwell departed from this life on June 5, 2015 at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Manatee, Florida at 69 years, 1 month, and 16 days old. He was born on April 20, 1946 in Grand Junction, Colorado, son of the late M.E. Longwell and Dorothy Catherine Arlene (Smith) Longwell.
He was a member of the Resurrection Life Christian Center Church. Terry had many major accomplishments throughout his life. He was in the United States Air force for 27 years he achieved the rank of Chief Senior Master Sargent. In 1991 he retired from the Air Force only to embark on many life journeys; he worked for ESL for six years and loved it, he built barns, worked at Lowes and Home Depot in the lawn and garden department, and he was a Census Supervisor. Terry was a fire fighter in Peyton, Colorado, and New Hampshire, he was a cowboy/rancher, he delivered newspapers in Colorado, and he was an Equine Defecation Relocation Specialist. He had a ministry here in Kentucky. In the ministry he worked as Kitchen Coordinator for six years for the Emmaus Walk. After Terry was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer he started working through his ministry to help other cancer patients. Terry was a loving and caring man who loved the lord, he was a jokester and knew how to make you laugh. His blue eyes and radiant smile would light up a room. He was good at every job, and hobby he had; but; what he enjoyed most was being a grandfather.
Surviving family includes: his loving wife Cheryl Longwell, married in Berlin, Germany on December 17, 1985. Five daughters: Teresa Coleman-LaChance of Utah, Tanya Vogt and husband Arne of Pennsylvania, Charlynn Agbunnorh of Utah, Casandra Longwell of Utah, Misty Chalk of Virginia, one brother: Gale Longwell and wife Theresa, two sisters: Kathy Neely and husband Kent of Colorado, Karen Ickes and husband Tom of Colorado, seven grandchildren: McKenna, Jarek, Traven, Lorelei, Caden, Emberly, and Whitney with a host of other nieces and nephews.
Contributions can be made in Honor of Terry to the Resurrection Life Christian Center Church in Pine Knot, Kentucky, and The American Cancer Society or to where ever your heart leads you to contribute.
Funeral Services were conducted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the McCreary County Funeral Home with Rev. Braxton King Officiating. Followed by burial in Higginbotham Cemetery. McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.
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