Leroy Clifton Long passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born in Wichita Falls to Clifton Willard Long and Rhodela Pearl Palmer. Leroy was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ruth Long. They were married on August 3, 1946 and shared 70 wonderful years together.
He is survived by his children, Jimmy Long and wife Bernadette, Linda Luersen and husband Charlie, and Thomas W. Long; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Long was a long time member of McQueeney Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Long loved riding his John Deere lawn mower and made a business of mowing lawns and landscaping work. He was a hard worker and loving family man. He treasured time spent with his family and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Funeral services for Mr. Long will be held at 10am on Monday, December 4, 2017 at McQueeney Baptist Church. Pastor Dale Jones will be officiating and burial will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Palmer Mortuary and Cremations.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 10223 McAllister FWY. Suite #100, San Antonio, Texas 78216.
Having known Leroy and Martha Ruth for over 50 years, I will always love and miss them, as my own parents. I have never known a couple as devoted as they were to each other. They made a striking and handsome pair when they were dressed for square dancing nights. Leroy always had a nice thing to say to everyone and a twinkle in his eye when he said it. He worked hard, but made it look fun, and I truly believe he was having fun. He was always where he wanted to be, with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is back by Martha's side, in heaven, maybe even square dancing.
Mary BalesSan Antonio, TX