Clarence Wilson Longworth, 77 of Loyall, passed away on June 22, 2020. He was born to Harve and Pearl Longworth on June 18, 1943. Clarence was the owner of Longworth Body Shop which he began in 1970. Over the years he has met many people, some of these he met as he has towed them in or fixed a vehicle after they were involved in an accident. Clarence served the City of Loyall as a council member for 4 years and also proudly served as City of Loyall Mayor for 12 years. He believed in his city. He also served in the Army National Guard from 1965 to 1971. Each and every day he loved to visit with his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching them grow and learn. He especially loved sharing the lake and outdoors with them. He was a man of Honor, Integrity and Goodness. A true friend of friends.
Clarence is preceded in death by his Parents, Harve and Pearl Longworth; Brother, Kenneth Longworth; Sisters, Muriel and Arnold Chadwick and Lela and Ott Golden; Sister in law, Irene Longworth.
He will be greatly missed as he is survived by his Soulmate of 29 years, Mandy R. Longworth; Brothers, Ronnie Longworth and Wife Linda of Lafayette, GA and Hershel Longworth of Indianapolis, IN; Six Children, Clarence Longworth Jr. and Wife Beverly of Mansfield, OH, Greg Longworth and Wife Jessica of Harlan, Joey Longworth and Wife Sandy of Memphis, TN, Crystal McGinnis and Husband Scott of Oxford, AL, Justin Longworth and Wife Ashleigh of Harlan and Amanda Moses and Husband Jacob of Georgetown; Six Grandchildren, Dylan Kylar Longworth and Madyson Longworth of Memphis, TN, Michelle Leigh Rutledge of Oxford, AL, Mackenzie Leighann, Journey Rose and Isaac James Luther Longworth of Harlan; A Host of Nieces, Nephews, family and friends will also mourn his passing.
By Clarence’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A Graveside service will be held at 3PM on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Lynn Camp Cemetery in Corbin, KY with Edmond Gross officiating. Family and Friends will be serving as pallbearers.
Flowers may be sent to Mount Pleasant Funeral Home or if you prefer you may make a donation to the Hope Lodge in Lexington, KY. The lodge provided a safe place to stay without charge as we began the cancer journey.
Sweet words from one of Clarence’s good friends:
Every time you reflect about your Dad, I want you to think about EVERY late night when he went out to tow someone stranded in the dead of the winter, when he lowered someone’s bill who he privately knew was struggling, when he donated privately without wanting anyone to know just so he wouldn’t get credit and when he sacrificed for the kids and grandkids so that they always had. That’s the kind of guy he was, and he didn’t do it with words, because you see, that generation lived by actions instead of words. They said less and done more. We have lost the majority of the glory of that generation and they will never be replaced. That’s the genuineness of how your Dad lived, you and I know that.
Dr. Melissa Johnson and Staff of the Sarah Cannon drug development unit of TN Oncology of Nashville, TN. Research Nurse Sally, Thank you for your kindness and compassion during this time of stress and uncertainty.
Dr. Crowley and Staff of St. Joseph oncology in Lexington, KY.
A Special Thank you to the ICU Staff of HARH. They went above and beyond trying to help Clarence. We thank you!
A very special THANK YOU to ER nurse Justin, without you we would have lost this special Husband, Father and Grandfather several days sooner.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Clarence Longworth.