Longacre III, John Turner
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Sapulpa Herald
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
November 4, 2005

John Turner Longacre III, 65, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005 at his home in Tulsa surrounded by family and friends.

John was born Feb. 17, 1940 in Bristow to John Turner Longacre, Jr. and Freda Marie O'Brien. He was the second child and first son. He graduated from Prague High School in 1958 and attended Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Calif.

John started his career as a youngster while still in high school working in the parts and service department of a local Pontiac dealership in his home town. John officially began his career in the automobile business in 1963. A quick study, he rapidly moved up through all departments as a manager. Continuing his career in the automotive industry, John went to Bakersfield, Calif. and teamed up with Bill Wright Chevrolet. He became a dealer in 1970 and personally owned and operated two different dealerships in Alberta, Canada.

After years in the car business, John finally decided he could make a difference in the business and this decision lead him to form the Superior Training Group. His passion and special talent was working with his many students whom he trained and motivated to sell within the automobile sector. Through the Superior Training Group, John lead classes in sales training, telephone workshop seminars and managerial workshops all over the United States. John will be remembered as a specially gifted trainer and an exceptional motivational speaker for meetings and conventions across the United States.

When he was not working, he loved his hobbies of cooking, golfing, boxing and playing with his grandchildren.

John was a member of the Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America. He was a member of the Tulsa Scottish Rite of the Valley of Tulsa, 32nd Degree, Delta Chi chapter of the Masons. He was a devoted Christian man to the Lord and his family.

John was preceded in death by his father, John Turner Longacre, Jr.; his mother, Freda Marie Maples; his sister, Lois Graham; his brother, Bill Thomas Longacre; and his niece, Freda Marie Cooper.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Jill and Roscoe Greene of Inyokern, Calif.; his daughter and son-in-law Paige and Darrel Christian of Tulsa; and his son and daughter-in-law John and Jami Longacre of Kellyville; his aunt Laura Bell Smith of Sacramento, Calif.; his brother and sister-in-law Leon and Nancy Longacre of Kellyville; nice grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

John was loved and will be greatly missed by a host of nieces, nephews, friends and his family.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Kellyville. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Danny Frazee of Oklahoma City, a long-time friend of John's. The burial will follow at the Bristow City Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

 

Submitted by Anne Leach,  November 2005
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