Eugene Reynold Longerbeam

Eugene Reynold Longerbeam, 91 of Midland, VA passed away on April 19, 2019 at his home.

He was born in Clarke County, VA on December 6, 1927 a son of the late Jack and Ada Kent Longerbeam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Virginia “Snook” Armstrong Longerbeam; sisters, Rachel, Louise and Mary Elizabeth; brothers, Kenneth Nelson, Montague, Donald and Robert.

He is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Kestner; one son, Jerry Norman Longerbeam; one grandson, Justin Kestner and wife Kimberly; three great grandchildren, Brooke Lynn Kestner, Makayla Ann Kestner and Logan Allen Kestner all of Midland.

Mr. Longerbeam was a member of the Midland United Methodist Church and served in various offices. Through his church, he established and financed the Armstrong and Longerbeam Scholarship which goes to a boy and girl each year graduating from Liberty High School.  He was Co-Owner of Armstrong Cash and Carry with his wife, Snook. He was also served as a Director for the former State Bank of Remington and as a clerk at the US Post Office, Midland, VA.  He served as chairman of the Midland Cemetery Association for 37 years and was instrumental in having Route 610 from Midland to Somerville named Midland Road.  He enjoyed all sports and was voted into the Clarke County Hall of Fame.  He had a great time playing cards and dominoes with his great grandchildren.

Gene served in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Howard W. Gilmore, stationed at Key West, FL.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24 from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM at Midland United Methodist Church where funeral services will begin at 2:30 PM.  Interment will follow at Midland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Midland United Methodist Church, 5435 Midland Road, Midland, VA  22728 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Many thanks to everyone for your prayers, cards, food, and visits and kindness to our family during this very difficult time.

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