October 7, 1929
March 20, 2013
Services for JT Long, 83, of Salado, were held March 25 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Interment followed at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Long died March 20, 2013. He was born October 7, 1929 in Ripley, Tennessee.
Long spent most of his childhood years in South Fulton, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1963 and the U.S. Army from 1963-1972. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, earning Commendation Awards and Bronze Star. He later worked for the U.S. Civil Service for 12 years. Next, he went into business in Killeen and later in Salado. He also bought a farm and raised cattle.
He enjoyed planting trees, flowers, and gardening from cuttings and seeds.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Huey and Gertude Long, and a sister Shirley Stainback.
Survivors include his wife, Billie A. Mabry-Long; daughter, Pamela (Robert) Johnson; son, Jason Long; grandchildren, Lauren (Andy) Yates and Wesley Johnson; sister, Peggy Holley; step son, David (Sue) Salomaa; two nephews, four nieces, 4 great nephews, and six great nieces, four step grandchildren and five step great granddaughters.