St. Louis Cremation

William Longstreet

William Longstreet (Bill) from St. Louis, MO was born December 31, 1935 and passed away July 13, 2019.  Bill is survived by his dear sister Kathy Young; his children Robert (Rob) and William (Bill) Longstreet, Jr and Elizabeth Walsh (Ken); and grandchildren Ethan, Claire and Rose Walsh.

He is proceeded in death by his Parents, Roy and Ruth Longstreet, older brother Robert (Bob) Longstreet and younger brother James (Jim) Longstreet.

Bill attended Community School, John Burroughs high school and Cornell University.  He served in the Army in Korea and worked for Longstreet-Abbott and Co., Clayton Brokerage Company, and Longstreet Ltd. He also ran Ranch-Roy-L Summer camp in Jonesburg, MO while it was in operation in the 1970s.

He was an active member of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church as an usher, Stephan Minister, bible study leader among other activities.  He was also an active pursuer of a variety of spiritual faiths and made great friends along the way.  He was an athlete, avid sports fan, voracious reader, lover of classical music and nature.

The funeral service will be held at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, 45 West Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119, on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:00 am followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall.

A memorial contribution may be made to Webster Groves Presbyterian’s scholarship to empower high school and college students in Nicaragua.

To contribute to this scholarship, click on this link:, enter an amount, select “Nicaragua” and type “Bill Longstreet” in the memo.

Or make a donation to Missouri’s Lift Disability Network.


  1. Bruce Lancaster on July 20, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Bill was a very dear man with whom I enjoyed many conversations, from deeply spiritual to simply laughing together, during my time at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church. I am honored to have him call me his friend, and the feeling is mutual.

  2. Jul Hoehl on July 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Bill was one of the nicest people we have known. He was always so kind and receptive to others. He was always interested in anything we had to say and offered so much of his knowledge, memories and experiences. He was deeply spiritual and we will miss him very much. Sincerely, Jul and Judy Hoehl July 21, 2019

  3. Bob Schlanker on July 22, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Sorry to learn about Mr. Longstreet. We just saw the obit today. He lived down the hall from my late father-in-law at NFNH.
    Enjoyed my short hellos and visits with him.

    I worked at Ranch Roy-L for approximately three years. Some great times.

    Our thoughts and prayers!

    Bob and Sue Schlanker

  4. John A. Bromell on July 25, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Bill was very active at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, as an usher and as a Stephens ministry leader. In fact he and other leaders trained a bunch of new Stephen’s ministers, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them. Bill was thoughtful, deep, spiritual, philosophical and funny on occasion. I was blessed to know him and enjoyed our friendship.

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