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Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home
Tuesday October 19th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Harold Long

Sherman Harold Long, 91, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at his home. He was born on January 14, 1930 to Dwight Wayne and Donie Bell Brasher Long. A 1950 graduate of Bruce High School, he also was a proud U.S. Navy veteran service from August 1950 to May 1954. Following his military service, he returned to Calhoun County and started farming. While in the Navy and on leave, he married the former Billie Sue Sadler in August 1951. She moved to San Diego and following his deployment moved back to Calhoun County. When his ship returned to San Diego, he was reunited with his wife and saw his 10 month daughter for the first time. For over 30 years, he was the owner/operator of O.K. Tire Store in Aberdeen. He was a man of great faith and served for many years as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Aberdeen where he also taught Sunday school and was instrumental in beginning its first bus ministry. He was a Civitan and he was active in the Exchange Club and was president for the ’81-’82 term. His hobby was fishing, and he belonged to two bass clubs. He was a founding member of the Monroe County Bassmasters and was the 1984 Bass Angler of the year.

A family graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Collums Cemetery in Bruce with Bro. Hamp Valentine officiating. A public memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church with Bro. Clardy officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be an hour prior to the memorial service at the church.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Sue Long of Aberdeen; one daughter, Vicki Cheryl Long Williams (Joseph Lynn); one son, Jeffery Harold Long; one sister, Virginia Long Mitchell (Ralph); and one brother, Bobby Long (Carolyn).

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kerry Susan Long; brothers, Fred Long, Charles Long, and Larry Long; and one sister, Carolyn Long.

Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com


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Guestbook

I learned to appreciate Mr. Long, working for him at OK Tire. Sorry for your loss.

Charles Koehn Oct 23 2021 4:48 PM

I CERTAINLY HAVE PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY LOSS OF MR. LONG . I DO REMEMBER HIM WHEN I LIVED IN ABERDEEN AS I WORKED AT THE BOBBY EASTER STORE. MR. LONG WAS ALLWAYS SO FRIENDLY AND WELL THOUGHT OF IN ABERDEEN.

RANDY LAVENDER Oct 21 2021 6:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Harold Long

Sam & Valerie Jaynes Oct 20 2021 9:42 PM

So sorry, Vicki, and lifting your family in prayer. May God comfort you and all your family. Your dad was a special man.

Cindy Harrison Oct 19 2021 11:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Harold Long

Forrest Logan Oct 19 2021 4:21 PM

I knew Harold well, he was a good, kind and honest man. May he rest in eternal peace. Forrest Logan

Forrest Logan Oct 19 2021 4:19 PM

So sorry for your loss. Beautiful family that I grew up with in our community in Calhoun County. Condolences to Billie Sue. Vicky & Jeffery & the rest of the family.

Nathalene Easley Richardson. Oct 19 2021 2:22 PM

So many wonderful memories of Mr. Harold.... from being neighbors on Highland Avenue to being an ever-present source of encouragement and laughter growing up at First Baptist. He did so much for the children and youth at FBC! Love to all the family.

Suzanne Sturdivant Ballard Oct 19 2021 1:01 PM

Becky and I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve this loss.

Tom Richardson Oct 19 2021 12:59 PM

Mr. Long was a bright light in all our lives. My sympathy to you all.

Judy Allen Parker Oct 19 2021 8:45 AM

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