CMSgt. Harold Robert Longmire, United States Air Force retired, was born on November 26, 1925 in Hoxie, Arkansas and passed away on July 9, 2018, at the age of 92 years old, in San Antonio, Texas after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Betty Kay Longmire, his parents Fred and Clovie Longmire and his three brothers and one sister. He served in the Army Air Corps until it became the Army and the Air Force until he retired after 31 years of active duty on September 1, 1974. Harold served during WWII where he was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart. He also served a tour in Vietnam. Throughout his (distinguished) military career he received the following medals: Bronze Star w/ Oaks Leaf Purple Heart Meritorious Service medal Air Force Good Conduct Army Achievement Air Force Commendation European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign WWII Victory Army Occupation National Defense Vietnam Service Basic Infantry Combat Infantry Badge Following his retirement he sold real estate, worked for the US post Randolph office, and volunteered at the base pharmacy for 19 years. He touched many lives while serving his community through many military/veteran organizations and numerous social organizations. PMOC- built homes Habitat for Humanity Harold was a 33rd degree Mason awarded November 11, 2005. He married his wife of 63 years in 1946. He is survived by his two children, Gale Gage (Longmire) & Linda Longmire; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a sister, Joan Pierce. He is going to his heavenly home on July 23rd at 2:30 will full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Committal Shelter #3. Memorial Service will be held at the Meadows- Morningside Ministries 730 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, Texas on July 28th at 2:00pm. Feel free to bring pictures and share memories of Harold's life. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 2222 Welborn St. Dallas, Texas 75219 Attn; Development Dept.

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  1. Harold, I miss you but am very happy that you moved on to your forever home. It was an honor to have known you and shared a few stories with you. You will remain “my HERO” forever. Joe Hopkins

  2. He was a sweet and gentle soul, and always a true gentleman. He will be missed by his OHPC family.

  3. To the family, In remembrance of Mr. Longmire.

    I truly enjoyed participating in the care of your father.

    As I continued to take care of your father, I was very happy to get to know him, not only as one of my clients, but as an individual, a courageous and loving supporter of his country, and people around the world.

    He was an instrument of strength and wisdom, honor and truth to all who knew him, I’m sure.

    He is now with the Lord, and Mrs. Longmire in peace, but as I came to know your dad, I believe the memories of his life will serve as a living testimony of courage; of a man who truly loved his family, as he often shared beautiful memories of all of you, along with beautiful memories of his grandchildren, his friends, and his country. I was so honored to know and have the privilege of caring for a veteran of such an extraordinary, courageous and brave supporter of our country.

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    I truly appreciated his boldness of truth and wisdom. Mr. Longmire also had a sense of humor that brought joy to my days at the Meadows.

    Thank you for allowing me to share in the brief but forever memorable time with your father. I will forever be blessed to have known him, and it sure was my pleasure to meet you Gale, and your family. God bless you all always.

  4. To the family of Chief Longmire my condolences. He was a great man and I was blessed to work with him and learn from him over the years. He was a strong mentor to me as a young officer and gave me sage advise as I progressed in the military. He will be missed but he leaves behind a true legacy for others to follow. God bless his dedication to our Nation and his family.

  5. Gail and Linda, We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Harold’s passing. We send our condolences, thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man and we enjoyed sharing stories with him and Aunt Betty when we got a chance to visit. Truly a blessing to have know him. God Bless. Robert and wife Linda Burkert, Jim Burkert and Penny Groover.

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