October 25, 2019

John Aaron Long

John Aaron Long, 86, passed away with family by his side, October 23, 2019 at Bryan LGH hospital. In addition to his wife Doris, he was predeceased by his John Aaron Long Jr. Born July 26, 1933 in Hutchinson, Kansas, to Aaron and Lura (Proffit) Long.

Mr. Long served in the Air Force, then served 25 years in the US Army. He was deployed to Europe, Vietnam and Korea. After retiring from military service, he retired from the Army National Guard, with his last retirement being from union sponsored over-the-road trucking. John was a police a police officer in California for three years. He was a hunting enthusiast, a member of Rock Creek Renegades, and owned the weapon store, “The Hat”. He received recognition from Nebraska state governors for outstanding participation in disaster relief efforts nationwide. When he finally retired, he was either fishing or dreamed of fishing. He remained active in Bethel Baptist Church.

 He is survived by daughters; Pamela Johnson of Lincoln, NE and Marcy (Craig) of Lincoln, seven grandsons; Mike, Stephan, Peyton and Caiden of Lincoln, Kristian of Portland, OR, Stephen and Matthew of Corvallis, Oregon, two granddaughters; Tara and Nicole both of Virginia Beach, Virginia, sixteen great grandchildren; Sierra, Caitlyn, Isaac, Ashlyn, Eli, Levi and Brooklyn of Lincoln, NE, Kyrie and Trentin of Portland, Oregon, Brianna and Emma of Corvallis, Oregon, Gavin, Cassidy, Keegan, Logan and Kaya  of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Salyer of Lake Havasu, Arizona, and nieces and nephews. 

John always had a story or more to tell with a wink and a smile. This will be forever missed. Leaving John, he made sure to tell you, “Be careful. Be very, very careful. I love you”.

Funeral: 1:00 p.m. October 31, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation 1 hour prior to service.


1 Comment

  1. Stephan our condolences to you and your mom. The short time i knew your grandpa I could tell you meant alot too him and he was proud of you. It was a honor to know him and appreciate him for his service to our country.


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