Richard H. Long, age 76, of LaFollette, a beloved husband, father, papaw, brother and uncle went to his heavenly home Saturday, June 6, 2020. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army for 3 years. He was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church and he was a retired sheet metal worker. Richard loved his family and his dog Buddy. Richard and his wife Nancy were married for 56 years. Richard loved everything about the outdoors, he was an avid fisherman, hunter, and he loved to garden. He also loved sharing his love of nature with his grand-daughter. He enjoyed teaching her about flowers and animals. Richard had many special friends in his life that he considered family as well. One of these friends was his nurse and caregiver, Mary Miller. A special thanks goes out to Mary from the family for all that she has done for Richard and Nancy. Richard was preceded in death by parents, John and Edna Spitzer Long and brother, Bill Long.


Wife: Nancy Burke Long

Son: Rick Long

Daughter-in-law: Lisa Tidwell Long

Grand-daughter: Ambriel Hensley and husband Sean

Brothers: John Earl Long and wife Mary Anna Long
George Long

Sisters: Bobbie Evans
Ann Sammons
Regina Wells and husband Donnie

Several nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church with Funeral to follow at 7 PM with Rev. Steve Ross officiating.

Family and friends will meet 1:15 PM Wednesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Powell Valley Cemetery for 2 PM Interment with Military Honors by Campbell County Honor Guard.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home