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Emmett Long Jr.


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Emmett Long Jr. Obituary
ODESSA - After a lengthy illness and several years of loving care at home, Emmett Long, Jr. was received into the open arms of our Lord, on Monday, October 8, 2018.

Emmett Long, Jr. was born in Lake City, Arkansas, on April 3rd, 1945 to Emmett Long, Sr. and Clara (Proctor) Long. In this family there were three girls and three boys.

Emmett was a Christian, a Marine, loving husband, a mechanic, and a musician.

He was a life-long Christian and loved the Lord with all his heart. Emmett loved his wife, Gay, whom he married on March 3, 1971. They spent more than 47 years together.

He was a Marine Veteran in the Vietnam War and served from 1963-1967.

Emmett had a natural, mechanical ability. He could work on any car or large motor. He attended Odessa College for Diesel Mechanics and later, Midland College to earn his Commercial Drivers License.

He was a gifted musician as well. Emmett wrote music, played the guitar, piano, and the harmonica. Those who experienced his musical talents, and his patience when demonstrating instruments, were always pleased and astonished at this multi-faceted, gentle man. Emmett was a quiet man, though firmly in step with his Lord, his responsibilities, and his convictions. The life he led was a testament to his discipline and faith.

Emmett was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy Presley.

Those remaining to cherish Emmett's memory are his wife Gay Long, of Odessa, Texas; sisters Vera Cupp and Alvelda (Charles) Record of Whitney, Texas; brothers Ray (Rhonda) Long and Roger Long of Bonham, Texas; sister-in-law Mary (Bill) Robbins; brothers-in-law Albert (Lesa) Holcomb and Cecil (Christine) Holcomb; and niece Catherine Holcomb, all of Odessa, Texas. The family would like to acknowledge the special relationship between Emmett and his niece, Tammy Presley, and great-nephew, Jordan Presley. There are many nieces, nephews, and good friends to share in the memory of a life well-lived by Emmett.

The family would like to thank Home Hospice and special caregivers, Susana Montoya and Yolanda Paz, for their patience, skill, and gentle care.

Services will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Westside Apostolic Church in Odessa, followed by burial in a family plot in the Rankin Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Published in Odessa American on Oct. 11, 2018
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