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Graveside Service

Texas State Veterans Cemetery
Tuesday December 15th, 2020
2:30pm

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Mr. Ronald Long Resident of Lubbock

Ronald T. Long of Lubbock, Texas went to be with Jesus on December 7, 2020. He was 79 years old. Ron was born in Weatherford, Texas on August 16, 1941. He was born a twin to Travis Long and Francis Mills. He had four brothers (Kenneth,  Donald ,Robert and Fred) which preceded him in death. He served in the Navy and fought during Vietnam until 1969. He  is survived by his wife of 51 yrs. Beverly D. Long. They raised 3 children, Tonja D. Sparks, Charles C. Sparks and Christopher T. Long and his wife Julie S. Long. He had 3 grandchildren, Dylan C. Sparks, Zacary L. Sparks and Hugh G. Long and a great-granddaughter, Kaleigha K. Sparks. He loved his family deeply.  Ron was a devout Christian and preached the Gospel boldly to all that he met. He loved to sing and was very talented. He found adventure in traveling. He flew planes, served in the Navy as helicopter air rescue, worked many years as a helicopter and master car mechanic, he was a great salesman and always was on the hunt for the perfect flea-market find. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  Thanks be to Jesus, we will meet again.

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Guestbook

I miss you so much, it's been 10 months now… I love you so much my brown eyed handsome man…

Bev Oct 17 2021 12:27 PM

Dear sweet daddy, it's been 8 months now and this month was your birthday…I am still so sad without you. I talk to Cheena a lot about our daddy and I know she understands. My life is not the same without you, I don't think I will ever laugh or be happy again. That is until I see your smiling face and you tell me it's ok now, like you use to tell me it's gonna be ok. You were my rock. I miss you with all my being…

Bev Aug 22 2021 9:19 PM

Honey, tomorrow it will be 4 months, I stillMiss you so much. Cheena still looks for you when I say daddy. I dont know how long Ill feel this pain. I love you.

Bev Long Apr 6 2021 12:00 AM

Daddy, I miss you so much. Its been a month now and I just go through the motions of living. Cheena and I dont know what to do without you. I know God is helping me but I really really miss you...I see you and hear your voice. Today I found my ruby ring that you wanted me to have. Im sorry I havent worn it before now but I will from this day forward. Why did you have to go????

Bev Long Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

I love you Chris, daddy was the best.. I couldnt have done this without you.

Bev Long Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

So very sweet Darlene, I love you.

Bev Long Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

Hey Daddy, miss you so much. I cant imagine not having our fun, inspiring random conversations until Heaven so I continue to talk to you and God. I know you hear it. Earth to God, God to Daddy. Love you. Thanks for being the greatest Dad. Keep them laughing up there and Ill do the same down here. Sabe

Chris Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

Very nice tribute to him . And I know Bev will miss him tremendously. Thank you for your service to our country Sir! RIP ! Job well done faithful servant.

Darlene Foy Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Dearest daddy, my brown-eyed handsome man. I cant begin to tell you how you completed my life. Thank you for loving me and the kids and for always being there for all of us. They say no greater life does a man give than to lay down his life. You did this for me so I could take care mom and dad. Im gonna miss you with all my heart. I dont know right now how Ill go on. I love you and I miss you.

Bev Long Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM