Don Longworth, 59 of Delano, passed away Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014.
He was a native of Kokomo, Ind., and had been a resident of Tennessee since 1992.
Throughout his life, he owned several successful businesses. Most recent among them was a construction business which he operated for 20 years. In addition to his business, he volunteered his time at the West Polk Fire and Rescue Squad, where he served for the past 20 years achieving the rank of chief.
In 2002, he became an employee of the Etowah Fire Department, where he served the community as captain until his recent retirement.
He was a longtime member of Delano Baptist Church, where he had previously served as youth director. He was a leader and mentor in his community, a loyal friend to those around him, and the most loving grandfather, father, and husband. He will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Roy Longworth; his brother, Micheal Longworth; and his niece, Anita Warwick.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Donna Longworth of Delano; mother, Edith Longworth of Etowah; two daughters and sons-in-law: Amy and John Bohannon of Etowah and Lisa and Adam Casteel of Delano; five beloved grandchildren: Alyssa, Krista and Brady Bohannon of Etowah and Carter and Cooper Casteel of Delano; sister, Diana Scott of Etowah; a devoted friend, Dustin Bates of Athens; and several other extended family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 8 p.m. today, July 11, 2014, at Delano Baptist Church with Dr. John Powers officiating.
Family and friends will assemble at 10:30 Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home in Etowah to go in a Fireman’s Procession to Greenhill Cemetery for an 11 graveside service.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Davis, Lynn Gay, Adam Hafley, John Hensley, Coleby Hooker, Chris Jones, Luke Landers and Blake Wood.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at Delano Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Polk Fire and Rescue: P.O. Box 708, Benton, TN 37307 or Delano Baptist Church: P.O. Box 25, Delano, TN 37325.
We invite you to visit the Longworth Family Guest Book and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com.