OBITUARY

Arthur A. "Buster" Long Jr.

June 1, 1930June 7, 2018
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Arthur A. "Buster" Long, 88, of Bossier City, LA passed away June 7, 2018 in a Bossier City, LA War Veterans Home. Mr. Long was born June 1, 1930 in Texarkana, TX. He was a veteran of the Korean war, serving in the U. S. Air Force and received the Medal of Honor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Jean Long; grandson, James Alvin Long, Jr.; and daughter, Bobbie Jean Lewis.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy Long of Anchorage, AK, Garnett and Bud Evans of Bossier City, LA and Nancy and Carl Scogland of Shreveport, LA; son and daughter-in-law, James and Teresa Long of Placedo, TX , stepson, William Axenfield, former wife, Mary Ellen Cole, brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. and Betty Long of Texarkana, TX; stepson, Robert Kilburn of Cotton Valley, LA; stepdaughters, Bonita, Carol, Pam, Betty, and Nancy; and numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2018 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the funeral home.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or East Funeral Home Facebook page.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018
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Arthur A. "Buster" Long Jr.

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Nancy Kilburn - Still

June 10, 2018

My fondest memory of you has to be the time you and I were frying fish. We were standing at the stove , mom was sitting in dining room. You were smiling and singing Pearly Pearl's. I loved it when you would sing.
You sang to me often as I was growing up . You taught me to fish, to drive and never lost your patience. And I know that was a trying time for you . You may not have been my father but you were my daddy.
I know you are at total peace now....

Nancy Gayle

Candis Clark

June 9, 2018

I'm going to miss you more than you will know you was one of the strongest kindest men in my life you loved us all beyond measures I'm sorry I couldn't make it to see you I will always cherish your memories i will tell my girls all of your stories and your love for planes I believe that is one of the things us kids grandkids and some of the great great grandkids have in common your stories of war and planes R.I.L papaw

Teresa Long

June 9, 2018

Luda Trichel

June 9, 2018

He always had such sweet smile and so kind !!❤️

Connie Eldridge

June 9, 2018

What an awesome God. Today his timing was perfect. My Grandma, My Aunt and I stood at my Grandpas bedside today as he took his last breath. At first he was struggling and we knew it wouldn’t be long. As I laid my hand on his chest so many things went through my mind, old memories of how he looked and things he may have said. I prayed over him and said God he’s ready to go, come take him Home. Grandma made it there just in time to say her goodbye’s as she held his hand, with a tear in her eye, as she said his name among other things, he grew calmer and calmer and was slowly starting to rest, he smiled a little smile and then the biggest smile I’ve ever seen on his Face and he was finally at Rest. My thoughts are this, That smile: Did he see God welcoming him home? Did he hear the trumpets sound at the gates of heaven? Did he see his Mom and Dad or my Mom welcome him with open arms? Or was it because he knew he wasn’t alone? I know without a doubt that God had a hand in it!! What a glorious rejoicing that must be

Betty Hill

June 9, 2018

Sorry for all of our losses, Paw was a wonderful man, a loving husband, and a good and patient father. He has gone home before us leaving behind special memories for everyone he has met. Until we meet again !

Deborah Gerrald

June 9, 2018

My grandfather always shared the best history, war stories and family memories. Pappaw was a man of honor in every walk of his life. As a minister, he shared the gospel with anyone and everyone. He loved each and every one of us with his whole heart. Here, I have a little wooden airplane he gave me when my grandson Eli was born... I will continue to cherish it and keep it safe for when Eli is bigger and has a safe place to display it. At that time, I will tell him many more stories of the wonderful man I was blessed to call Grandpa, Pappaw, pops and occasionally, goofy goopa.
Pappaw taught me many things in my life but, one of my most challenging lessons was to love myself. Were it not for Pappaw, I probably wouldn't be here today.

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Biography

Arthur A. "Buster" Long, 88, of Bossier City, LA passed away June 7, 2018 in a Bossier City, LA War Veterans Home. Mr. Long was born June 1, 1930 in Texarkana, TX. He was a veteran of the Korean war, serving in the U. S. Air Force and received the Medal of Honor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Jean Long; grandson, James Alvin Long, Jr.; and daughter, Bobbie Jean Lewis.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy Long of Anchorage, AK, Garnett and Bud Evans of Bossier City, LA and Nancy and Carl Scogland of Shreveport, LA; son and daughter-in-law, James and Teresa Long of Placedo, TX , stepson, William Axenfield, former wife, Mary Ellen Cole, brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. and Betty Long of Texarkana, TX; stepson, Robert Kilburn of Cotton Valley, LA; stepdaughters, Bonita, Carol, Pam, Betty, and Nancy; and numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2018 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the funeral home.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or East Funeral Home Facebook page.