Ray E. Long, 73 of Dumas passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 6 o’clock in the evening until 8 o’clock on Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Ray was born on May 21, 1945 in Council Grove, KS to Ray Elmer Long Sr. and Ruth Janice Roberts. He attended school in Emporia, KS and graduated from Emporia High School. He honorably served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force. He married Pam in November of 1978 in Dumas and the couple would make their home in Dumas; she preceded him in death in 1998. Ray had worked at JBS Swift as a forklift operator and enjoyed drinking coffee with the Sheriff’s Deputies. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Pam, he is preceded in death by his parents.
Ray is survived by his daughter: Jerri Janice “J.J.” Clark of Dallas, TX; brothers and sisters: Lewis “Ted” Long and wife Carolyn of Dumas, TX, Jim Long and wife Carlene of Dimmit, TX, Barbara McAlpine and husband Rick of Amarillo, TX, Robert “Bobby” Long and wife Karen of Seminole, TX and Pauline White and husband Roy of Moore, OK.
The family will be at 1009 Phillips Dr.
We were saddened to hear of Juniors passing, our prayers are with you and hope that your sweet memories will give you peace. What wonderful times we
all had during your visits to Parkerville and going for rides in Juniors Ford. Great fun with your great family. Gods blessings on all of you.
Gary and Ann RobertsNewton, KS
I was shocked to hear about Junior's passing!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! When I heard about it I immediately thought about the childhood memories of when the Long family would come to Parkerville to visit us! It always seemed like everyone in that family was smiling! And who can ever forget Junior's smile! It was addicting because when you were around him you couldn't help but smile. It was always a thrill to go riding in Junior's old Ford with him, Ted, Jim and Bobby and whoever else we could get in there. sometimes we had a real car full!! But the best memory is when the family would sing together. y were They were excellent! If I remember correctly Junior sang the bass part and the joy they had when they were singing was truly inspirational. I am so glad that I got to see him and the rest of the family a couple of years ago. I sure I will see him again and I will knoe him by the smile on his face! May God bless and comfort you all. "Swede"
Gerry RobertsPeabody, KS
I love the picture you used for Ray's obituary. It is reminiscent of happy times! I was saddened to learn of Ray's declined health. And I am thankful that he no longer has to struggle with the pains of this world. May our good LORD give you each amazing peace. -Billine-
Billine SolomonDumas, TX