Lee Eugene Longwell

August 31, 1930 ‒ February 20, 2021

Lewis Center, Ohio

Lee Eugene Longwell, age 90, of Lewis Center, OH passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, February 20, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on August 31, 1930 in Fargo, Ohio to the late Charles Albert and Helen (Smith) Longwell-Hempy.  Lee graduated from Big Walnut High School and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Lee retired from Columbia Gas as an Operations Technician after 30+ years of service.

He loved his family and friends, enjoyed boating, fishing, and traveling throughout the United States with his wife, Nancy.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Teresa Crowner of Newark; granddaughters, Stephanie (Robert) Corn and Carrie (Sean) Vaden all of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Nathan Corn; brother, James (Deborah) Hempy of Galena; brother-in-law, Amos Brown of Columbus; and sister-in-law Barbara Harmon of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 67 years, Nancy (Brown) Longwell, brother, Charles Longwell; son-in-law, David Crowner; brother-in-law, Bill Harmon.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Sunbury Memorial Park with military honors provided by the United States Air Force and members of the Delaware County Veterans Association.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be required.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in Lee’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Longwell family.

To share a fond memory of Lee or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • So sorry to hear the passing of Lee. The memories of us snowmobiling together will always bring a smile to my face. Teresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. You may not remember me, I am Jay Longwells grandson Allen.

    • Thank you, Allen, I remember your grandparents, your mom, Teresa your sister, and you. Sorry we didn’t get to see more of each other over the years. Dad thought so much of all of you.

  • I met Lee and Nancy fifty years ago when I did appliance and TV repair. They were very pleasant and kept a clean, neat home. It was easy to see they cared a great deal for each other and their family. Your loss is great. May your memories give you comfort.

  • We are so sorry at the passing of Lee. Steve, especially, has lots of memories of some very fun times. Our deepest sympathies, Teresa. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will think of him each time we boat on the lake, as we know that was something he really enjoyed. He and Steve had several conversations on the subject. God bless.

    • Thank you. We did have fun times years ago at G-ma and G-pa Smith’s house..Good memories. Dad did enjoy boating very much and was glad to hear that you were boating too.

  • I have fond memories of lee helping us on the farm when I was young. He always made us laugh and teased all of us.