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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dale Longmire passed away on Friday December 11, 2009 after a lengthy illness.

His family and friends were with him at this time.

Dale was active with both the Showfolks Club in Sarasota as well as the Showmen's Club in Gibsonton.

In fact he was the President of Showfolks Circus in Sarasota and held other offices besides. A wonderful clown and circus administrator, Dale will be remembered for his many kindnesses to people both within and outside the circus arena.

He was also an active member of the circus fans of the Showfolks Tent of CFA and recently spoke at one of the meetings.

Many of us will especially remember his fantastic costuming, his wonderful clowning on Ringling and Vargas, and just lately his administrative role with Walker Bros. Circus handling their office management.
(from Showfolks of Sarasota website)

1 comment:

  1. Thats a GREAT picture of Dale....poor thing....we will miss him very much...especially this time of year with the Gibsonton Circus coming up...he was a funny guy who added a lot to wherever he went....

    Lauren Fairchild

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