Joe Long | 1935-2018

Published Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Joe Long

Joe Long, 83, of Bridgeport, died Friday, March 16, 2018, in Decatur.

Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Johnny Mack officiating. Burial is 11 a.m. Friday at Roscoe Cemetery in Roscoe. The family will gather at La Quinta Inn and Suites in Bridgeport in the banquet hall for food and fellowship directly after the service.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Joe was born March 13, 1935, in Knott to Joe Robert and Woodie Mae (Brown) Long. He married Johanna Roberts Nov. 16, 1989, in Paradise. Joe was a longtime resident of Bridgeport and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on both the USS Hancock and the USS Severn. He also received the Purple Heart during his time of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, triplets Roy, Coy and Joy Long, Otho Long and Wanda Montgomery; son Henry Walton; and his first wife, Martha Simmons.

Joe is survived by his wife; his sons, Lynn Long and wife, Jasylyn, of Springtown, Steven Long of Poolville, John Henry Long of Weatherford and Tim Walton of Crane; daughter Heather Long of Bridgeport; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers Glenn Lewis Long and wife, Lenora, of Brownwood, Johnny Mack Long and wife, Vicki, of Harper and Billy Bob Long and wife, Becky, of Ranger.

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