Jack Richard Longgrear
ARLINGTON -- Jack R. Longgrear, a resident of Arlington since 1961, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Monday at Grace Street Fellowship, 1516 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Private interment in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: Donations may be made to Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex, 210 W. South Street, Arlington, TX 76010, Joe Atkinson's International Ministries, joeatkinson.org, or The Prayer Room, 5315 Livermore, Arlington, TX 76017, theprayerroomdfw.com. Jack was born March 7, 1924 in Clarkton, MO to John P. and Christine Guillory Longgrear. He is a graduate of Clarkton, MO high school and earned degrees from University of Indiana and Murray State University, Kentucky. He served in World War II as a radar technician in the Army Air Corps (now Air Force). He married his high school sweetheart, Imogene McCord in 1947. Jack was a high school principal, college professor and a life insurance executive. After retiring from life insurance, he worked for the Baptist Standard Publishing Company as Director of Publication Promotion. He was on the Mission Arlington Board of Directors for 25 years. He was a deacon of South Street Church and taught adult bible study for many years. Jack's first love was Jesus Christ and his second love was his family. His main purpose for living was to bring glory and honor to his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ and to provide for his family. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two older brothers. Survivors: Son, John Longgrear and wife, Rhonda; son, Richard Longgrear and wife, Denise; daughter, Jean Ann Longgrear Stokes and husband, Rodney; grandchildren, James Longgrear, Amy Longgrear Stroup and husband, Brad, Emily Stokes and fiance, B.J., Landon Longgrear and wife, Stevie, John Stokes and wife, Peyton, and Mark Stokes and fiance, Lara; great-grandchildren, Jaci and Gabrielle Stroup, Baby Stokes and Baby Longgrear on the way. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Richard and family….So sad my Uncle Jack has passed on…just awesome to know he is with Jesus and we will see him again one day. I miss him greatly as I am sure you do too. I have some awesome memories of time spent with him from even when I was two years old. I remember his cowboy boots from back then too. He seemed so tall ( as I recall) to me back then.
    Uncle Jack I knew loved me as much as I loved him. He prayed for me. He always appreciated any thing I gave him on his birthdays. I was and am sorry I could not be there to help him and aunt Imogene. Financially I couldn’t do it and other circumstances beyond my control. My twin sister and I wanted to move to Texas. We looked into it and realized we just didn’t have the money or the resources. I am a bit shy….but we love you all. I live in Spanaway, WA. now with my twin sister. You all are welcome here anytime. Lord bless you all. Uncle Jack is never forgotten and neither are you. Marilyn Longgrear phone# 253-846-0677

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