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James Earl Longley "Earl"

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Jul 14, 1923 – Mar 4, 2017


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Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Brainerd Chapel Obituary

Earl LongleyJames Earl Longley, 93, of Collegedale, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in a local health care facility. He was born on July 14, 1923 and grew up on a farm on Prospect Church Road between Collegedale and Apison, the third of six children. He was the son of...

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Or Heart's and Prayer's go out to all of Earl's Family and he will Always be in our Heart's .

We were welcomed each morning with Earl on Bus 82; he was so kind & patient with us as we loaded on and off the bus (1970's). Our memories of school have been stirred as we say goodbye to a legend in many ways. Many prayers to Earl's family.

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Earl was not only a great school bus driver, he was a good friend to anyone blessed to know him. He drove my bus to Tyner. He was always friendly and smiling. RIP Earl. You made this world a better place.

Rest in peace Earl. Thank you for getting me, my sister, and my brother to school while we were at Tyner and Ooltewah. We cherish all of the memories we created while riding your bus. You were the best, Kay Matthews Bolles, Melanie Matthews Shipes, and Mark Matthews.

Rest In Peace Earl? You were a trusted bus driver who took my children to school and I knew they were in good hands. Bus 82 was an important part of our lives and so were you. Carol myxter

So sorry for the loss of Earl. Earl picked up my three children each morning and I knew they were in good hands. Bus 82 was a big part of our lives. Rest In Peace Earl, you were the best. Carol myxter

Earl,you sure made me a lot of other people laugh as my bus driver and friend. I sure will miss seeing you everyday. Love you.
Pam Laney