Johnnie Dean Long, 64, of Galmey, MO passed away Wednesday July 1, 2020 at his home following a year of battling cancer surrounded by his loving family. Johnnie was born August 4, 1955 the son of John Leonard and Rosalie Marie (McNeece) Long.
Johnnie graduated from Nevada High Class of 1974 and worked at Firestone and Balk Tractor Supply before joining the U.S. Army on May 25, 1979. A special thanks to Army buddy, John McKenna who was an inspiration to Johnnie during their time in service and after. After many years of active duty, he was honorably discharged in 1993. Johnnie loved to tournament fish and hunt with his buddies, Leo Busbey, Phil Terry, John Dale Wilkenson, Ryan Wilkenson, Johnny Wilkenson, and John Stewart. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Nevada Osage Lodge 303.
Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Hayden Long and a sister Lennie Stirewalt and is survived by a son, several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; siblings, Aleca Taylor of Lockwood, twin brother, Ronnie Long of Wichita, KS, Lillian Long of Nevada, and Rex and Lisa Long of Nevada.
Military Honors will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday July 6, 2020 at Ft. Scott National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas by the U.S. Army Honors Detail.
Memorials may be left in his name in care of the Ferry Funeral Home.
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