Funeral services for Robie Longino, 73, of Fairview Alpha, LA will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, February 21, 2020 at Open Door Fellowship Church with Bro. Steven McAbee officiating and Bro. J.P. Handy assisting. Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery with military graveside honors. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until service time on Friday at Open Door Fellowship Church. Funeral services under the direction of Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home.
Mr. Longino was born December 27, 1946 in Coushatta, LA and passed away February 18, 2020. Robie was an outstanding, honest, hardworking man who devoted all that he had to his family, friends, and community. Robie had a deep and loving relationship with God and served him each day continually talking with God and reading His word daily. Robie loved rabbit and squirrel hunting and fishing on Black Lake, listening to blue grass music and often times frying up the catch of the day right on the bank. He loved to garden and raised all types of vegetables. Robie was a strong man who spoke few words and worked hard for his family and never backed down from any job or task that was presented to him. The word “quit” was not in his vocabulary and would rather work than sleep. When his country called him to serve four years in the United States Army, Robie answered the call bravely with no regrets even reenlisted with the National Guard and served an additional eight years for our country’s freedom. Within that time span, Robie met and married the love of his life, Glynda Bonnette and devoted all that he had to provide for her and their three children and grandchildren. Robie spent most of his life working hard long hours at various mills doing mill wright labor specializing in welding. Robie spent 30 plus years working at International Paper in Mansfield where he gained numerous certificates, awards, and certifications in his field. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all in the community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruffin and Opal Longino; one sister, Jackie Longino; and nephew, Roger Allen Longino.
Mr. Longino is survived by his wife of 54 years, Glynda Longino of Fairview Alpha, LA; two sons, Bryian Longino and wife, Liz of Deville, LA and Kevin G. Longino and wife, Carol of Coushatta, LA; one daughter, Kateena McCain and husband, Paul of Winnfield, LA; three granddaughters, Tori Longino Day, Marlee Longino Harlan, and Malorie Longino Harlan; three brothers, Wayne Longino and wife, Carrie Lee, his twin Tonie Longino and wife, Vickie, and Gene Longino and wife, Evelyn; two sisters, Elaine Cloud and husband, Bobby, and Marie Elliott and husband, Jimmy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bryian Longino, Paul McCain, Michael Longino, Bradley Longino, Dillon Longino, and Wayne Tyler. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Brown and Willie Banks.