James H. “Jim” Long Jr., 59, of Glen Carbon, passed away at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born April 26, 1956, in Granite City, a son of the late James Harold Long Sr. He married Judi (Reeves) Long July 21, 1989, in Toledo, Ohio, and she survives. He retired in December 2004 after 40 years of service as a truck driver. He had owned and operated R.S. Hauling in Glen Carbon, where he was over the road and contracted with the United Postal Service for bulk delivery. He had also owned and operated Claybrook Construction for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the National Rifle Association. He was a gun enthusiast and loved history. Family was most important in his life and he will be remembered for the love and special times shared with them.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Sergeant James H. Long III of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Melissa Lawrence of Granite City; three grandchildren, Quinton James Ray Lawrence, Joshua Edward Lawrence and Lexi Grace Lawrence; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry Thomas and June Ann Long of Toledo, Ohio; brother, Raymond Long; sister, Brenda Sue Bryant; other extended family and many friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, with the Rev. Robert A. Claus officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to Semper Fi Fund and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.