James “Jim” Long, of Seneca, Missouri, passed away January 25, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 2, 1951. On February 16, 1973 he married Marilyn Yeakey, she survives him.
Additional survivors include his children Jennifer Cummings and husband Cheyenne, Jim Long and wife Sherry and Jeff Long and wife Monica, all of Seneca. Six grandchildren Miranda Derrick (Matt), Dalton Cummings (Allison), Ashton Cummings, Cooper Long, Cambry Long and Jaden Long. Three great-grandchildren Kash and Kase Cummings and Addilyn Derrick. He is also survived by a brother Clovis Long (Deb), and two sisters Sandy Drake (Max) and Marsha Sarratt (Bill) and a host of extended family and many friends.
Jim owned and operated Seneca Express from 1975 to 1997. In the fall of 1997 he began working for American Tripoli, Seneca, Missouri, he retired in 2013. After retirement he was not one to sit around the house, he loved working around the farm, taking care of his cattle, his tractors and machinery and was always ready to help anyone that needed it.
He loved being outdoors playing ball, hunting or fishing. But the thing that he enjoyed most was coaching and later watching his children and grandchildren play a variety of sports. He coached baseball teams for several years and was a past president of the Seneca Athletic Club.
Jim was a member of the Stapleton Church of Christ, Joplin, Missouri.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Violet Long, and grandparents Charles O & Minnie Long and Hoy R. and Nellie Bartlett and his father-in-law W. Scott Yeakey.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 28 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Seneca Christian Church. Services will be held Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 am at Seneca Christian Church, with burial at Swars Prairie Church of Christ Cemetery, Seneca, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Kansas City, Missouri, in care of the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, PO Box 380, Seneca, MO 64865.