OBITUARY

John R. Long

October 19, 1952July 29, 2018

John R. Long, 65, of Kingsport, TN, passed away after an extended illness on July 29, 2018 at his residence.

John was born October 19, 1952 in Kingsport to Norma Jean and D.B. Long. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who loved all his grandkids. John was a hard worker who worked as a plumber and construction contractor. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, knife making and taking walks in the woods. John had just recently proclaimed his faith in Jesus Christ and attended Gravely Baptist Church.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Norma Jean and D.B. Long; daughters, Jennifer Long and Amy Kistner and brother, Troy Lynn Long.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice Long; son, John Travis Long; grandchildren, Sadie Long, Robby Caldwell, David Kistner, Ashley Kistner, Emily Long, and John Long Jr.; sisters, Debbie Winagar, Brenda Winagar, and Candy Hairs and husband Mike; mother-in-law, Billie Clark; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:00 am at East Lawn Memorial Park, in the Garden of Everlasting Life II.

Online condolences may be made to the Long family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Long family.

  • FAMILY

  • Janice Long, Wife
  • John Travis Long, Son
  • Sadie Long, Robby Caldwell, David Kistner, Ashley Kistner, Emily Long, and John Long, Jr., Grandchildren
  • Debbie Winagar, Brenda Winagar and Candy Hairs and husband Mike, Sisters
  • Billie Clark, Mother-In-Law
  • Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins, Family
  • D.B. and Norma Jean Long, Parents - Deceased
  • Jennifer Long, Daughter - Deceased
  • Amy Kistner, Daughter - Deceased
  • Troy Lynn Long, Brother - Deceased

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

John R. Long

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Shirley Long (King)

July 30, 2018

Remembering John and DB and all the kids come by to our farmhouse at Eastern Star where we went fishing with reed poles and bobbers, and then eating some of My Mother's wonderful food. We were very close during those years.
To the family sorry for your loss. May God Comfort all of you.
Shirley (Long) King , Cousin
Uncle Harve and Aunt Effie’s daughter.
37500 Bibbins Street
Romulus, Mi. 48174

Sam and Debbie ODHAM

July 30, 2018

John will always be remembered. He was funny and kept us laughing at times. But he could be a serious man. He went on our first date with us which was just Debbie's front porch. John to the best of my knowledge didn't put on airs. Just take him as he is. We believe John is with Jesus and his mom and those gone before him. We loved him.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

John R. Long was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, John will be remembered as a very exceptional person.
John R. Long, 65, of Kingsport, TN, passed away after an extended illness on July 29, 2018 at his residence.

John was born October 19, 1952 in Kingsport to Norma Jean and D.B. Long. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who loved all his grandkids. John was a hard worker who worked as a plumber and construction contractor. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, knife making and taking walks in the woods. John had just recently proclaimed his faith in Jesus Christ and attended Gravely Baptist Church.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Norma Jean and D.B. Long; daughters, Jennifer Long and Amy Kistner and brother, Troy Lynn Long.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice Long; son, John Travis Long; grandchildren, Sadie Long, Robby Caldwell, David Kistner, Ashley Kistner, Emily Long, and John Long Jr.; sisters, Debbie Winagar, Brenda Winagar, and Candy Hairs and husband Mike; mother-in-law, Billie Clark; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor David Salley officiating.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:00 am at East Lawn Memorial Park, in the Garden of Everlasting Life II.

Online condolences may be made to the Long family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Long family.


Simply stated, John was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. John leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember John R. Long.