The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


October 31, 2012

Lee Roy Long

GREENVILLE — Lee Roy Long, 92, of Greenville passed away Oct. 29, 2012, at his residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Kenny Stone and Rev. Ron Hight officiating. A military graveside service will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Born Jan. 26, 1920, in South Sulphur, Lee Roy was the son of Robert Leonard and Margaret Elizabeth (Pope) Long. On Aug. 5, 1957, in Greenville he married Edna Stover Griffis.

He attended Kingston schools and graduated from Celeste High School in 1939 where he played football and baseball. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army.

Mr. Long retired as manager of Babcock Auto Supply where he was employed for 43 years. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was also a member of Family Fellowship.

His survivors include his wife of Greenville; a son-in-law, Ray Robnett of Greenville; grandson Kenney Robnett of Greenville; a granddaughter, Deborah Rudzik and husband Mike of Greenville; great-grandsons Cody and Kyle Robnett; great-granddaughters Kristina and Keri; and great-great-grandchildren Chad, Kaylei, Karyssa and Slayden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Sharon Robnett on Dec. 26, 2010; and brothers Luther Clifton Long, Elmer Russell Long, Oscar Delbert Long, and James Robert Long.

Pallbearers will be Ray Robnett, Kenneth Robnett, Cody Robnett, Kyle Robnett, Mike Rudzik, and Ken Parker.

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