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Richard C. Long

Richard C. Long, age 72, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at the OHI Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  




Richard was born on August 16, 1950, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Woodrow and Mary Alice (Small) Long.  He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended elementary school and Field Kindley Memorial High School.  On November 10, 1969 he joined the United States Navy.  He achieved the rank of Seaman E3 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (2), the Vietnam Campaign Medal (D) and the U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon.  Richard was given an honorable discharge from active duty and transferred into the U.S. Navy Reserves on October 22, 1971.  He served in the USNR until July 22, 1975.  




Richard was united in marriage to Sue Jaimez.  Of this union two children were born, Stephanie and Jason.  The couple later divorced.  




Richard was a hard worker and loved by those who knew him.  His career was spent working for the City of Coffeyville where he served more than 30 years and made many lifelong friends.  His favorite past times were fishing and spending time with the people he loved.




He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Shepard and husband, Aaron of Lawrence, Kansas, his son, Jason Long of Coffeyville, Kansas; grandchildren, Kira and Andre Shepard; siblings, Georgia Alston of Coffeyville, Kansas, Geraldine LaPee and husband, Myrle or Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Martha Long of Coffeyville, Kansas, Mary Reese and husband, Philip or Coffeyville, Kansas along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Mary Alice Long and by his brother, James Long.  




Following Richard’s wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  




A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery.  Military Honors will be provided by the local V.F.W. Post #1022 and the American Legion Post #20.  




The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the local VFW Post #1022 & American Legion Post #20 Honor Guard; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.  




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