SIKESTON - Bobby Dale Long, 72, died at 11:39 p.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Aug. 4, 1935, in Portageville, to the late Ethel Beaird and John E. Long, he was previously employed as a truck driver for Hutter Oil Co. and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Ray and Patti Long and Michael Lynn and Valorie Long of McClure, Ill.; two brothers, John Long of Aurora, Ill. and Dickie Long of Fort Worth, Texas; six sisters, Fredia Williams of Harrisburg, Ill., Doris Riley of Blodgett, Shirley Dewitt and Diane Ledbetter of Sikeston, Brenda Manker of Murray, Ky., and Sherry Howell of New Madrid; and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Michelle and Vince.
He was preceded in death by: one son, Johnny Dale Long; three brothers, Ronnie Long, Frankie Long and Charles Long; one niece, Tammy Parker; and one nephew, Larry Manker.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The Rev. Dickie Long of Fort Worth will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.