Larry LONG

LONG, Larry 72, of Plant City died April 9, 2013, at home. Born Jan. 11, 1941, in Saginaw, MI, he was the son of the late Noah Long & the late Edna Wenger Long. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Shoemaker Long. He was predeceased by brothers, Lamar, Bob, & Ken Long; & sister, Eleanor Mann. Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Army and will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. He was a welder, a published author, poet, writer, gem and gold miner, and a treasure hunter. Surviving are sons, Joel (Samantha) Long and Christopher Long; daughter, Ponja (Rich) Hemphill; brothers, Don (Anna Mae) and Chuck (Pat) Long; sisters, Norma Richmond, Joyce Green, Shirley Yancer and Evelyn Perry; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. A Funeral service will be 4 pm, Saturday, April 13th, at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 1104 Cason Street, Plant City, FL 33563. The family will receive friends for one hour prior at the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Haught Funeral Home
708 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard Plant City, FL 33566
(813) 717-9300

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 12, 2013