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Richard Leslie Longtin, 60

Richard Leslie Longtin, 60, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died on November 12, 2017, of a heart attack at his home.

He was preceded in death by his father Arthur LeRoy Longtin, mother Camille Carson Longtin, and brother Philip Lindsey Longtin.

Richard is survived by brothers Arthur James “Jim” Longtin and Joseph “Joey” Carson Longtin, daughter Leslie Camille (Joe) Bayless, son Richard Greyson (Gloria) Longtin, and several nieces and nephews.

Richard was born in Houston, Texas on March 13, 1957 and spent the majority of his upbringing in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.  He followed the family business into the pipe and steel industry.  

Richard loved antique sports cars and outdoor hobbies including snow skiing and being out on the lake.  He was a lively character, one who had never met a stranger.  

After cremation, a private memorial will be held.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted with A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. 

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  • Kathy Graham Rucki Posted November 21, 2017 10:37 AM

    My deepest sympathy to Richard’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a lovely man who always had a kind word.

  • Serena Rogers Posted November 21, 2017 10:40 AM

    I worked with Richard in Hot Springs Village and always enjoyed his quick wit and humor.
    Prayers for his loved ones.

  • Gail Payton Sears Posted November 21, 2017 11:52 AM

    Rest in peace.

  • Felicia Spence… Oaklawn Teller Posted November 21, 2017 12:13 PM

    Joey, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

  • Candy Quast Posted November 21, 2017 12:30 PM

    Prayers for Richard and the family. Richard was a gentle soul and a good friend for all the decades I knew him. He will be missed.

  • Ed French Posted November 21, 2017 12:34 PM

    Joey and entire Longtin family. So sorry to hear the sad news of Richard’s passing. He was an old friend and good man. Richard and his brothers and parents played a priceless role in my teenage years. I have nothing but fond memories of those days. Please know that I and the French family hope you find comfort during this difficult time.

  • Kay Oxford Posted November 21, 2017 1:23 PM

    Joey-I am so sorry about Richard. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

  • Debbie Lax Posted November 21, 2017 8:44 PM

    Praying for peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Richard and I go back a long way and graduated together. He was always a fun loving, happy go lucky person who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  • Gregg Gordon Posted November 21, 2017 8:56 PM

    Joey, so sorry for the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts

  • Dianne Parker Posted November 21, 2017 9:05 PM

    I remember when the Longtin family moved to Lakeland Drive. Phil was in my grade, Richard and my sister, Jennifer, were the same age, and then there was my brother Richard and Joey. Perfect storm. Lots of fun memories and innocent times. I remember Richard blowing up his chemistry set upstairs at our house. Long summer days hanging out at the old lake house. I will always remember Richard with a smile, as I remember Phil the same way. Joey, I am so sorry for your loss. Peace and comfort to you and your family

  • Brad Harrelson Posted November 23, 2017 7:46 PM

    So sorry to hear about Richard. Lots of memories growing up out there where we did. I still think about all you guys when I drive by the old Longtin house on the hill. I always remember Richard on his blue Honda. Did not know about the chemistry set thing! Thinking of you, bro.

  • Brandon Harper Posted November 24, 2017 10:26 AM

    I sure hate to hear the passing of Richard. When I was young, Richard was my favorite uncle. I remember pretty much living with them at times growing up and Richard always treated me and my brother like his own. I’ll never forget him taking me, my brother, Greyson and Leslie to the lake on his boat. Thanks for all the great memories as a child. Rest easy uncle Richard.

  • Tobie Thurman Posted January 11, 2018 8:08 PM

    Richard will always be held in high regard throughout the Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen to Glenwood Springs) Colorado. I send support and love to his children. You can be proud of Richard, and may his spirit, intelligence and integrity always be remembered.

  • Nicholas Allen Surles Posted April 3, 2023 3:37 PM

    Hi, my name is Nicholas and while I never knew Richard in life, I have come to know him in my own way. See, Richard owned a 1978 Camaro LT, and sold it to someone, who sold it to my dad, who gave it to me. That was in 2015, I was 16. I’m 24 now, and have poured thousands of hours and dollars into that car. It means more to me than I could convey with words. I never lived in Colorado, where this car came from. My dad does, so when I flew out as an adult I tracked down who my dad got it from, which led to get Richards name, and his unfortunate obituary as well. I was really hoping I’d get to speak to him, but that’s okay. I would hopefully like to speak to his family, show them some pictures of the car, maybe get some copies of pictures of him with the car. My condolences to him and his family. I’m not sure how much it means, but he sure had taste in cars and kept them in good shape.

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