Russell Lee Longwell, 79, of Blue Rock, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at his residence. He was born on September 19, 1933, in Ritchie County, West Virginia, a son of the late Floyd and Virgie Cornell Longwell. He retired as a mechanic for Irish Ridge Coal. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Yoder Longwell of the home; a son, Russell Kevin Longwell of the home; four daughters, Kathy (Dave) Mohler of Zanesville, Pam Phillips of Newark, OH, Mary Ann (Allan) Phillips of Rose Farm, and Lisa Davis of Roseville; fourteen grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; and two brothers, Paul (Cecile) Pletcher of Hanover, OH and Keith (Susie) Pletcher of Newark, OH.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debi Bates; a brother, Robert Roscoe Longwell; and his step father, Harvey Pletcher.
Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 33 NORTH MAIN STREET, ROSEVILLE. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the funeral home with Pastor Al Laese officiating. Russell will be laid to rest in Stovertown Lutheran Cemetery.
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