Dateline: June 13, 2002


Harley Clay Longan died on Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the age of 83.  Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Charlie Floyd, Pastor of Texola Baptist Church in Texola, Oklahoma officiating. 

He was born June 7, 1918, in Clarendon and had been a resident of Donley County since 1946, returning here from Dallas. He married Vera Lorelle “Bobbi” Watt on March 21, 1944, in Donley County.  She preceded him in death on May 21, 1986.  He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II. He had been a rancher most of his life before his retirement.

Survivors include four sons: Ron Longan of Howardwick; Phil Longan of Lubbock; Larry Longan of Morris, Oklahoma; and Jake Longan of Justin, Texas; nine grandchildren: Kyndle Boyd of Throckmorton; Angie Longan of Fort Worth; Robbie Longan and Penney Longan of South Fork, Colorado; Mandy Longan of Lubbock; Skeeter Longan and Matt Longan of Morris, Oklahoma; Chris Longan and Linsey Longan of Justin, Texas; and two great grandchildren, Parker Boyd and Stormy Longan.

Casket bearers were Will Chamberlain, Jay Stone, Joe Robinson, Douglas Shelton, Jiggs Mann, and Ted Shaller.

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