Born Aug. 5, 1918, in Senath, son of the late Madison Jackson and Luada Bost Long, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having seved in WWII, where he received many awards, including the Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, four Overseas Bars, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon and was entitled to wear Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign. He served as a surgical technician in the Phillipines.
On Oct. 26, 1946, in Kennett, he married Verna Lorene Harrel, who survives.
Survivors also include two sons Terry Long and wife, Christine, of Plymouth, Ill. and Allen Jackson Long and wife, Irma, of Hollywood, Calif.; three sisters, Malbdean Elliston and Mattie Henson, both of Senath and Edna Mae Decker, of Arbyrd, Mo.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Archie Long and two sisters, Clydean Bodner and Irene Johnson.
Military funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, May 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Denny Brown officiating.
Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were members of the Missouri Military Funeral Honors Team.