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Carl Edward Long, age 70, of Montevallo, MO, passed away at home on Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019. He was born May 31, 1949, the son of Cleo Long and Thelma Long. Carl attended El Dorado Springs schools.
Carl married Rebecca Gooden on November 22, 1970. They were married for 47 years. Carl’s wife passed before him on November 15, 2017.
Carl lived around Montevallo for most of his life. He enjoyed being a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He worked as a farmer and farm hand for most of his life.
Carl loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends, including deer hunting and coon hunting with his grandson Cody Long.
He loved his dog Daisy, who was beside him till his passing.
Carl was baptized at Concord Baptist Church and also attended church at Virgil City.
Carl is survived by his two daughters, Michele and Raymond Griffin of Nevada, MO, and Carla and Chuck Fairchild of Montevallo, MO; four brothers-in-law: Dusty Pennington, Homer Gooden, Paul Gooden and wife, Tina, and Pat Chastain; and four sisters- in-law: Ruth Woods and husband, J.R., Laura Cook and husband, Kelvin, Pam Shipp and husband, Michael, and Eileen Gooden. He was the loving grandfather of nine grandchildren: Cody, Julie, Ashely, Blake, Jessie, Raymond III, Christina, Jeremy, and Kayla and one great-grand-daughter, Sailyr. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca; his parents, Cleo and Thelma Long; brother, Jimmy Long; brothers-in-law: Larry Gooden, Sam Gooden, and John Dedrick; sisters-in- law: Doris Long, Linda Dedrick, and Rose Chastain.
Funeral services for Carl Long were held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, with Bro. Bobby Budd officiating. Burial followed in Sandridge Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Raymond Griffin, III, Jeremy Griffin, J.R. Marshall, Dakota Long, Tyler Long, and Cody McNeece.