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John Taylor Longshore

June 30, 2019
John Taylor Longshore
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John Taylor Longshore, 93, beloved husband of more than 67 years of the late Mary Ruth Merchant Longshore, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.

A native of Newberry, SC, John was a son of the late James Jacob and Jessie McKittrick Longshore. He proudly served his country in the Army in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He lived in Aiken since 1952 and retired as a supervisor with DuPont at the Savannah River Site.

He was a long-time member of Millbrook Baptist Church where he formerly served as chairman of the Board of Deacons. He was remembered by his family as never making a promise he didn’t keep. He served his God, family and country with honor.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Aaron) Grant, Sherri (Paul) Sandvick,; six grandchildren: Jackson Rahner, Jr., Sean Rahner, Megan Sandvick, Ben Sandvick, Michael Grant, Jill Glidewell; seven great grandchildren: Kyla Rahner, Logan Rahner, Gavin Rahner, Cody Grant, Abby Grant, Zoe Glidewell, Quinn Glidewell; a sister-in-law, Shirley (Charles) Oxner; a number of nieces and nephews.

He was the last surviving sibling in his family of eight children and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Ann Longshore.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, July 2nd from 6 until 8 o’clock at Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be Wednesday morning, July 3rd at 10 o’clock at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S Aiken Blvd, Aiken, SC 29803 with The Revs. Dr. Chris Masters, Danny Wilson and Clint Smith officiating. An additional service will be at 2 o’clock at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry, SC followed by interment in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a favorite charity.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.

Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home ofAiken, SC and Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry are assisting the family.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jul

6:00 PM 7/2/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home

Aiken, SC

Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home
Aiken SC
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Jul

10:00 AM 7/3/2019 10:00:00 AM
Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home

Aiken, SC

Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home
Aiken SC
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Jul

2:00 PM 7/3/2019 2:00:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry

1704 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry
1704 College Street Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Newberry Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

15127 CR Koon Hwy
Newberry , SC 29138

15127 CR Koon Hwy Newberry 29138 SC
United States
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