Robert L. Long, 61, of Western Grove, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Born at Rosie on Sept. 30, 1945, he was the son of John and Lillian (Burt) Long. He had lived in Western Grove for 29 years and was married to Della (Ferguson) Long. Mr. Long worked for Arkhola Readimix for 15 years prior to retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 18 months in the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Western Grove.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Long; his mother, Lillian Case; brothers, Johnnie and A.J. Long; and his stepfather, Alfred Case.
Survivors include his wife, Della Long of the home; son, Dennis Long and wife, Sandi, and their son, Will, of Gilbert; son, Brian Long and his wife, Allison, and their daughters, Ashley and Emily of Bergman; four brothers, Loyd Long of Leachville, Boyce Long of Manila, Lonnie Long of Mountain Home, and Otis Long of Leachville; four sisters, Inez Lawrence of Walls, Miss., Linda Starnes of Thayer, Mo., Virginia Collins of Vendor, and Ruby Cardet of Valley Springs; stepbrothers, Lloyd Case of Valley Springs, and Doy, Cecil and Lonnie Case.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack H. Searcy officiating. Burial will be in Western Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews and honorary pallbearers will be members of First Baptist Church in Western Grove.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the First Baptist Church of Western Grove.
Online condolences may be left at www.coffmanth.com.