Charles Eugene "Bud" Longley, 87, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009, in his home.
He was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Washburn, the son of Hurshel Oren and Coila Geneva (Porter) Longley. On Dec. 13, 1952, in Barry County, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ennis, and to this union five children were born.
Survivors include: two sons, Charles Dale Longley and Darryl Ray Longley; one daughter, Dorothy Gayle Longley-Andrade; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Debra Sue Longley; one son, David Eugene Longley; and five brothers, Roger, Ross, Tom, Howard and infant brother, Donald Joe Longley.
He grew up in Barry County and graduated from Southwest High School, Washburn. During World War II he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving from Aug. 20, 1940, until his discharge as a sergeant on Nov. 8, 1945. During that time he was also in the Naval Aviation Academy. He participated in the Midway Islands Campaign and Pearl Harbor. After returning to Barry County he became a crop farmer and also raised cattle.
Memorial services with military honors were held Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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