He was of the Baptist faith.
He was employed at Beaulieu of America, which was formerly Cornet Industries, for almost 40 years. He was loved and respected by his co-workers. He was an avid hunter and Tennessee Vols fan.
He was the son of the late Rue Long and Minnie Long Carden. He was also preceded in death by his three brothers: Joe Long, Benny Long and Bob Long; and sister-in-law, Shirley Long.
He is survived by his three brothers: Jerry Long and wife, Eileen, of Old Fort, Larry Long of Calhoun and Don Long and wife, Gale of Cleveland; two sisters: Belle Samples and husband, Jerry, of Charleston and Dean Lee and husband, Ronald, of Cleveland; two sisters-in-law: Nancy Long and Diane Long, both of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 2, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Nelson officiating.
Interment will follow in Center Point Baptist Church Cemetery with Jerry Long, Larry Long, Mitchell Long, Chris Samples, Donald Burgess and Randall Milard serving as pallbearers. Jerry Samples and Ronald Lee will serve as honorary pallbearers.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Long family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.