Cleve Long Jr.
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:25 pm
The Messenger, April 13, 2011
Completed arrangements are being announced for Cleve “Meat Man” Long Jr., 81, of Union City, who died April 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home in Union City, with interment following in East View Cemetery. Graham McGill will officiate. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Montgomery County, son of the late Sally (Haynes) and Cleve Long Sr. He had been employed at the former Reelfoot Packing Co. in Union City and the former Morning Star Nursery in Rives and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War.
He is survived by five sons and his daughter-in-law, Damonte Long of Union City, Billy and Yolanda Long, Dwight Long and Cleve Long III, all of Clarksville, and Roosevelt Long of Murfreesboro; six daughters, Wanda Long, Regina Long, Tammie Stone, Voyanda Long and Renae Long, all of Clarksville, and Sherita Long of Mt. Juliet; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ida Bowen of Clarksville.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dexter Long and William Long.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.