Austin Harold Long

Austin Harold Long, 79, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2006.

Mr. Long was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, of the Baptist faith and is now resting at home in glory. He served in the US Navy during WWII and received the Bronze Star. He retired after 30 years as distribution manager from Brock Candy Company.

He was the most loving husband, father and grandfather in the whole wide world. He was quietly strong and loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Long and Bessie Carroll; sisters, Kathleen Harmon, Charlotte Harrell and brother, Freddie Long.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Patsy Long; daughters, Wanda Morrow, Harrison, Penny Leffew, Hixson, Susan Rearden, Chattanooga; sons, Ronnie Long, Mannheim, Germany, Harold Long, Chattanooga; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; sisters, Ann Emanuel, Ocala, Florida, Phyllis Patty, Chattanooga, Glenda Jeffers, McDonald, Nancy Long, Apison; brothers, Glenn Long, Ocala, FL, Bill Long, Decatur, AL, Dale Long, Chattanooga, Eddie Long, Ooltewah, and several nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Sam Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Gene Penney, Jimmy Leffew, Terry Cramer, Gary Winningham, Lonnie Jeffers, Donald Patty and Al Youngblood will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 38 p.m. on Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.


Submitted by Phebe Morgan