ATHENS, Ala. -- Jackie G. Long, 78, died Nov. 13, 2012, at his home near Athens.
Born in 1934, to Vanduser, Mo., to the late Hosea and Ines Long, he graduated from Vanduser High School. He served one tour of duty in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972.
He married Peggy Jenkins who preceded him in death.
Survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Vickie Long of Texarkana, Texas, Robert and Pam Long of Gurdon, Ark., and Donnie and Melinda Long and Steve and Myra Long of Athens; and eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Berryhill Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at noon Friday at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Steve Spray, chaplain, will officiate.