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Henry Edgar Longley, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1933
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 2008
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

Henry Edgar Longley, Jr. died at his residence on Friday, November 21, 2008.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 24, at Saint James Episcopal Church, followed by interment at Oakdale Cemetery.

He was born in Wilmington, N.C., January 19, 1933. He was the son of Henry Edgar Longley and DeLean Ayers Longley.

Mr. Longley attended New Hanover High School and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from North Carolina State University. After two years in the United States Air Force at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, he then returned home to take over the family business, Longley Supply Company. Serving as president for 46 years, Mr. Longley was dedicated to growing the business, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in July 2006.

Mr. Longley was on the first board of directors and later served as chairman of the board of directors of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Recognized as a lifetime member, he was on the board of the YMCA. He was a founding father and chairman of the board of directors of Cape Fear Academy. Mr. Longley served on the board of Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and was on the board of visitors of the Lineberger Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was president of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack Club and president of Southern Wholesalers Association.

Mr. Longley was a member of the Cape Fear Men's Club, the Cape Fear Country Club, the Surf Club, the Carolina Yacht Club, L'Arioso German Club, a charter member of Saint Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, and a current member of Saint James Episcopal Church.

Along with being active in his community, Mr. Longley enjoyed the outdoors, playing golf, hunting, fishing, and cheering for his Wolfpack team.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann Penton Longley; and three daughters, Elizabeth Longley Donald of Wilmington, Margaret Longley White and husband, Lee, of Greensboro, and Emily Penton Longley of Wilmington. He had four grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Donald and Douglas Alan Donald, III of Wilmington, Frances Ellison White and Austin Lee White of Greensboro. He is also survived by two sisters, DeLean Longley Gardner of Wilmington, and Fannie Longley Thomason of Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends at his residence, 2525 Mimosa Place.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the NC State Wolfpack Club, Henry E. Longley Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 37100, Raleigh, NC 27627, or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, 2222 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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  Henry Edgar Longley (1884 - 1951)
  Mary Delean Ayers Longley (1902 - 1982)
Oakdale Cemetery
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Fred B. Deem, III
Record added: Nov 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31623626
Henry Edgar Longley, Jr
Added by: John Evans
Henry Edgar Longley, Jr
Added by: John Evans
Henry Edgar Longley, Jr
Added by: Fred B. Deem, III
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