Jack F. Long
March 5, 1948 – May 16, 2020
Jack Forrest Long died on May 16, 2020 in Raymore, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 5, 1948 to Thurman (Bud) Forrest Long and Iola Anne (Nichols) Long.
Jack graduated from Southeast High School in 1965 where he was known as a class clown. Following graduation, Jack married his high school sweetheart, Susan Jean Keith, and they started a family in Kansas City, Missouri. They celebrated 53 years of marriage in December. Jack could often be found on the golf course or fishing in any body of water. He was an avid bowler, and was on a league for many years. Jack and Susan loved traveling, from Hawaii to Alaska, to the northeastern coast of the US. He was also active in Boy Scouts and coaching his sons little league baseball teams. In his later years, his grandkids were a great joy in his life and he enjoyed every moment of his time with them.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a sister, Diana, a brother, Ray, as well as his beloved dogs Daisy May and Shadow.
Jack and Susan had two sons, Jeffrey Long and Christopher Long (Flo), as well as one daughter, Elizabeth Romine (Shawn Sinay). He had five adored grandchildren, Andrew Williams (Brittany Brooks), Jacob Long, Kaitlyn Long, Jessica Anderson (Brandon) and Grace Romine. He also has three step-granddaughters, Samantha, Jenna, and Brooklyn Panzner. He recently became a great-grandfather to Emma Jane Williams and Astrid Rose Anderson. Jack has one surviving brother, John Long (Jeannie), as well as many extended family members and friends. He also leaves behind his second love, his dog Abby.
A private service of remembrance will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Those who wish to remember Jack in a special way may make gifts in his memory to The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (https://www.hsgkc.org/donate.html) or Wayside Waifs (https://secure.waysidewaifs.org/HonorMemorial.html) to honor his love of animals, especially dogs.
A private Memorial Service will be held for Mr. Long.