September 28, 2005 at 5:22 PM CDT - Updated June 29 at 8:20 PM
Funeral services for Johnny T. Long, 79, of Hudson will be held Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Lufkin with Reverend Kenneth King and Reverend Ira Bright officiating. Interment will follow in the GannCemetery. Mr. Long was born April 14, 1926 in Lufkin, to Lola (Cooper) and Floyd Long Sr., and died in an accident at his home in Hudson Saturday, September 24, 2005.
Mr. Long had a long and successful life and was very committed to his service to others. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had a deep desire for others to learn which began his career in teaching. He graduated from StephenF.AustinStateUniversity in Nacogdoches, Texas and also received his masters from there. His first job was teaching at CentralHigh School, and then he went on to serve as the principal of HudsonHigh School. He began his business career at Lufkin Industries in 1953 and retired in 1985 as the Director of Personnel. He then continued his career in teaching at SFA in the business department. He also taught at the Shanghai Technical Institute in China, teaching free enterprise, as well as the University of Houston. He completed his long working career as City Administrator for the City of Hudson.
Mr. Long served on the school board for Hudson ISD, was past president of the Rotary Club, and was a past member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He served in many capacities at ProvidenceBaptistChurch and then at First Baptist Church of Lufkin. He taught the Parlor Sunday school class until his death. Survivors include his wife of wife of 58 years, Barbara J. Long of Hudson; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Debra Long of Fort Worth; son and fiancé, Thomas Long and Annemarie Marti of Valparaiso, Indiana; son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Tracy Long of Lewisville; grandchildren, Callie Long, Lauren Long, Raylan Long and Austin Long; one great-grandson; brother, Floyd Long Jr. of Lufkin; sister and brother-in-law, Geri and Charles Coats of Nacogdoches; and many nieces, nephews, and friends, whom he loved very much.
Pallbearers will be Philip Novak, Jesse Lovejoy, Jack McDaniel, Raymond Hogue, D. Gayle Martin, and George Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Parlor Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Lufkin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnny T. Long Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Hibernia Bank, 1610 South First Street, Lufkin, Texas75904.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.