M.G. Long, Jr. was born to the late M.G. Long, Sr. and Francis Long on October 3, 1944 at his home in Hon, Arkansas. He departed this earthly life on September 21, 2022 at the age of 77.
He was an upholster by trade after he served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 while stationed in Germany. M.G. married his best friend 57 years ago, Linda Gibson on May 8, 1956. After he retired M.G. worked on his farm. He truly loved to sit on his front porch, listen to the birds and take in all the beauty of the outdoors. Farming and taking care of his cows was something he enjoyed. He was a member of the Cedar Creek church.
M.G. leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Linda Long. Two sons: David Long and wife Lisa and James Long and wife Samantha both of Waldron, AR. One Sister, Carolyn Lane of Russellville, AR. Seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren that he loved very much. Papa Jr. will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Brittany Long, Asia Vonghakdy, Steven Vongphakdy, Jessica Vongphakdy, Leah Long, Justin Long and Bailee Bise. eight great-grandchildren: Kye Cicherski, Ragean Long, Owen Milligan, Lyllyn Whitticker, August Long, Aliyah Vongphakdy, Llyanna Vongphakdy, Kian Vongphakdy and many beloved neices and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; M.G. Long, Sr. and Francis (Taylor) Long and his brother Gwendal Long.
M.G.'s life celebration will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Ward and Bro. Jason Frayer officiating. Interment will follow at Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
M.G.'s pallbearers will be: Tommy Roberson, Brian Jones, Troy Taylor, Mike Austin, Mike Kehoe and David Yandell. Honorary pallbearers will be: Alvin Carnahan, Rabbit Ray and the members of Cedar Creek church.
A visitation will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.