Reginald B. Longman
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Reginald B. “Sonny” Longman announces his passing at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans from complications of pancreatic cancer on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. A memorial service will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. in celebration of Mr. Longman’s life. The gathering of family and friends will continue after his service until 3:30 p.m.
R. B. “Sonny” Longman was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Jennings. Sonny graduated from Jennings High School and attended Texas A & M and USC. He graduated from McNeese State University with a degree in electrical engineering. He served in the Army military police during World War II. While in California, he met a Louisiana girl, Mary Angie Hiter, and they married in 1948. Together they moved to Jennings and reared four children. Sonny was an Exalted Leader of the Jennings Elk Club and also served as a parliamentarian who loved Robert’s Rules of Order. He loved reading history and philosophy, watching football, and debating politics. Chess was his game.
Sonny was preceded in death by his father, Reggie; his mother, Mamie; two of his sons, Bill and Dirk; and his sister, Natalie Longman.
He leaves his loving wife, Mary, of Jennings; his daughter, Mary Ann (John McCoppin) of Coral Springs, Fla.; his son, Richard (Debbie) and their sons, Jacob and Christopher, of Ponchatoula; his grandson, Scott (DaNita) and their sons, Alyster and Christian, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his granddaughter, Brandi and her sons, Bryce and Nathaniel, of Slidell; and his niece, Regilyn and her husband Glenn Carter and their children, J.W., Jean, John and Jeremy of Jennings.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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