Alan William Longshore

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Alan William Longshore, 61, passed away at home in Dothan on January 21, 2017. His untimely passing was due to complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (Lou Gehrig's Disease) diagnosed in late 2015. Mr. Longshore was born August 2, 1955 in Marietta, Ga. to James Aulbert Longshore and Betty Jo (McPherson) Longshore. Alan was the third of four brothers, James Aulbert Longshore Jr. of Bremen, Ga., the late Stephen Conner Longshore of Millbrook, and Keith David Longshore of Albuquerque, N.M. Alan was a 1973 graduate of Gadsden High School and a 1981 graduate of Jacksonville State University (B.S. Chemistry). Alan was married to Carla Longshore (Newton) of Dothan. Carla and Alan were married February 21, 2011 in Donalsonville, Ga. Alan was an avid golfer and beach goer, gospel music fan and loved his Auburn tigers. His employment includes a Veteran of the United States Air Force, a former USDA employee, a former U.S. Army Chemical School and Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) employee, an entrepreneur of Certified Network Solutions in Anniston, and most recently a retiree of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker. Alan also served as Choir Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Cottonwood and Pathway Baptist Church in Dothan. Various places of residence include Dothan and Alexandria in Alabama, St. James in Missouri, Sacramento and Riverside in California. Alan is survived by his wife, Carla; his son, Austin Longshore, of Atlanta, Ga.; his mother, Betty; mother-in-law, Glenda Newton; brothers Jim (Charlotte) and Keith (Karen) Longshore; step-children Richard Hanberg (Jennifer Linberg), Renée Williams, and Caitlyn (Taylor) Robison; nephews Chris, Brian, and Justin Longshore; niece Lindsay; four step-grandchildren. Funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. CST today, January 24, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home, 1700 Barrington Road Midland City, AL 36350. Officiating will be Tommy White and Karl Hudson. Pallbearers are Keith Longshore, Justin Longshore, Richard Hanberg, Taylor Robison, Jim Newton, Matt Newton. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Longshore, Chris Longshore, Brian Longshore, Walter Studdard, Jerry Curry, Kenneth Miller, and Tommy Haynes. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Graveside service and interment will immediately follow. A brief reception will be provided by Calvary Baptist. The family is requesting donations in lieu of flowers to the ALS Foundation or . For more information call Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home at (334) 983-6604 or (334) 791-2422. The family would like to say a special thank you to Daysprings Hospice of Enterprise. The loving care his "team" provided during this process was exceptional.
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Sunset Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC
1700 Barrington Rd
Midland City, AL 36350
(334) 983-6604
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 24, 2017
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