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J.L. Long

August 7, 1944 — April 2, 2024

J.L. Long

J.L. Long, born on August 7, 1944, to Roy and Opal Long, left this world on April 2, 2024. Known for his love for family and vibrant personality, he will be remembered by many. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rickie Crouse; four brothers, and two sisters.
In his lifetime, J.L. cherished his family above all else. His memories will be forever embraced by those who were fortunate enough to know his love and care. J.L. was a person who spread joy wherever he went, with his fun-loving nature and ever-present smile.
Apart from his devotion to family, J.L. also enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He had a deep affection for the outdoors, finding solace in nature's embrace. Fishing was not just a hobby for him but a way to connect with the world around him. Additionally, he found enjoyment in the occasional thrill of gambling, adding excitement to his days.
J.L.  is survived by his loving wife Pamela Kaye Long; brothers, Jimmy Roy Long, Roy Long Jr.; daughter, Brandy Heller (Steve); son, J.L. Long Jr. (Sheila); grandchildren, Annie Copeland (Josh), Bubba Heller (Kelli Jo), Dakota Jeffries (Justin); great grandchildren, Izabelle and Ashton Jefferies; several nieces and nephews and friends who will cherish the memories they shared with him.

The visitation services to honor and celebrate the life of J.L. Long will be held Smith Family Funeral Home  Chapel in Hot Springs and is scheduled for Friday April 5, 2024, starting at 5:00 PM and ending at 7:00 PM. Followed by the funeral service on Saturday April 6, 2024, at Harveys Chapel commencing at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - Hot Springs

2205 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Interment-Hughes Cemetery

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