Steven Don Long
June 19, 1949 – June 25, 2019
Steven Don Long was born in Perry, Iowa on June 19, 1949 to parents Don and Charlotte (Rasmussen) Long. He went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2019 in Houston, Tx. Following his passion for sports and intrigued by the 8th wonder of the world, the Astrodome, Steve and his brother Dave moved to Houston around 1970. Here he met and married his beautiful wife Alcadia in 1975. He worked in both grocery and furniture sales, but the thing he most enjoyed was teaching and preaching the Bible.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Charlotte Long, and his sister Barbara Long. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 44 years, Alcadia Pena Long; his stepson Alan Bellinger and wife Liz; daughter Alcadia Rene Hall; son Steven Don Long II and wife Crystal; granddaughters Elisabeth Grace Hall, Mira Bel Long, Charlotte Maxine Long, and Leila Alcadia Long; grandsons John Quint Bellinger, Hunter Hampton Hall, and Titus Isaiah Long; brothers David Long and wife Janice, and Tim Long and wife Rebecca. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law Luis Pena and wife Rosa, and Ernest Pena; sisters-in-law Susie Rebollar and husband Ramiro, Rosa Maria Enriquez and partner Jesse Robbins, and Amelia Nicasio; as well as all of his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday in the Waltrip Chapel.
- Visitation Friday, June 28, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2019
Steven Don Long
July 10, 2019
Dad liked making kids laugh. He loved telling stories and jokes. He would dance "jigs" and try to get the kids to copy him. He loved joking with people. My dad always had his own sense of humor. When we were little, he would cook dinner on his day off. Instead of telling us we were having roast for dinner, he would tell us we were having bull butt. He got the biggest kick out of it and we would call mom at work crying because dad was feeding us butt meat.
He was the person who taught me about Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson. He taught me how to ride a bike and drive a car. He taught us how to throw and hit a baseball/softball. He always went to our games when he wasn't working.
When I was in high school, dad would pick me up from practice. As we were going home, I would change the talk radio station on his AM car radio to the only AM pop channel I could find. He would sing along to whatever song he knew. Paula Abdul - Straight Up was one of the best because he would jump in with the "oh, oh, oh" part right on que.
Family was always important to dad. I know he wasn't perfect, but who is? He was my dad. I will love him and miss him always. So comforting to know that we will see each other again one day.
June 29, 2019
My first memories of your dad(Rene) are riding home from basketball games together. We had so much fun making up silly songs( if that's what you'd call them) and referring to your dad as Daddio and he would just laugh along. We were probably so annoying but he just acted like we were his best part of the day. I loved going to your house because I love you but also because there was always so much joy. It felt like your house was my second home and I even called your parents mom and dad ! Your dad had the best testimony for joy in Christ and not all christians have that. He loved his family so much and it showed everytime I spent time with y'all. And oh yeah, I never thought I would love wrestling til we watched it with your mom and dad and brothers. Your family definitely brought a big huge helping of fun to my life. I feel so lucky to have had those times with you all. I'm praying for comfort for you all and of course you know you will be reunited. "We believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him"1Thess 4:14 sending lots of love and prayers to you,your mom, and brothers.
June 28, 2019
My Uncle Steve was everything an uncle should be...funny, loving, caring. What I will always remember most is how he could captivate a room with the stories he would tell. He was so animated with his expressions and hand movements that he could make any story interesting & funny. Thank you Uncle Steve for the memories, and for being such a great big brother to my dad, and leaving the lasting impact that you have. You will truly be missed. Love you
June 27, 2019
Growing up he always had my back. I have a lot of great memories.
I couldn't of asked for a better Bigger Brother. Love you Steve
miss you. Thank You for being my Big Brother
June 27, 2019
As we grow up, and as we learn along the way we finalize the people who mean most to us, as i grow,my memories have slowly deteriated from when i was very young, although their will always be memories that will forever stay vivid in my heart forever, my Uncle Steven Long was the awesome uncle i looked forward to visiting, So loving always making me laugh and not to mention The one and only Uncle i had speak to me about God n Jesus 💞 with his Bible stories and his crazy comedy to make me and my sister smile,, Uncle i💗 you You will be missed 🥀🥀