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Emory Bruce Longbotham


Emory Bruce Longbotham, 53, of Utopia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, in Utopia. He was born in Brownsville on Dec. 26, 1959, to Kelly and Darlene Longbotham.
Emory Bruce went to school in Brownsville and Harlingen and attended college at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. For five years, he worked as a driver for Railcrew Xpress in San Antonio.
Emory Bruce is survived by his parents, Kelly and Darlene Longbotham; sister Janice Longbotham; nieces, Stephanie and Jennifer Perry; sister Karen Sweet and Robert Frank; niece Kristin Arthurs and her husband, Steven; great-nephews Mason and Logan Arthurs; nephew Anthony Sweet; sister Carla Hamed and her husband, Waleed; nephews Michael and Sharif Hamed; and niece Darlene Hamed.
A memorial service for Emory Bruce will be held at the Utopia Baptist Church on at 10:30 am, Thursday, Sept. 19, with Pastor Lee Bevly officiating.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to all of our family and friends for the loving support given during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Emory Bruce' name may be offered to The Utopia Food Pantry, 2080 Foster Ranch Road, Utopia 78884, or to The Angel Tree, sponsored by the Utopia Lions Club.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.