MSGT MARVIN L. LONG Tuesday, September 21, 1954 - Monday, August 21, 2017

MSGT Marvin Leonard Long went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 1:40 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas on September 21, 1954 to Marvin Sylvester and Betty June (Collins) Long.

He married Linda (Coker) Long on June 16, 1973, and his wife still resides in their home in Republic, Missouri. They have six children, Lisa (Johnson) Hays with her two children, son, Joshua and his wife Amber Hays, and daughter, Jessica Hays; Gregory Johnson; Sheila (Johnson) and husband Steve Powell with their son, Kyle Powell; Charles and wife Kerri Johnson with son, Cameron Johnson; Richard and wife Amber Long with their sons, Jarrett Long and Logan Long; and Christina (Long) and husband Casey Cunningham with their daughter, Cenady Cunningham.

Those preceding him in death: mother, Betty June Long; father, Marvin Sylvester Long; brother, Donald Wayne Long; son-in-law, David Bret Hays; nephew, Scott Collins; niece, Nicole Marie Long; and granddaughter, Caylee Nicole Cunningham. Surviving siblings: Kathy (Long) Collins, Marie (Long) and husband Mike Rash, Lester and wife Karen Long, Alvin and wife Verecia Long, David and wife Cindy Long. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2017 in the Life 360 Church in Republic. Burial, with military honors, will follow the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Memorial donations may be sent to the Marvin Long Gofundme account at http://www.gofundme.com/marvin-heart-surgery. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2017 in the Life 360 Church in Republic. Burial, with military honors, will follow the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Memorial donations may be sent to the Marvin Long Gofundme account at http://www.gofundme.com/marvin-heart-surgery.


My condolences to the entire family. He spoke often of you.  It's been years since I first heard Marvin's wonderful voice. A voice I always loved to hear. He brought sunlight to a cloudy day.  From the early days of RecFin to RDS to his own finance company.  I followed him wherever he went. Such a kind and wonderful person. God has gained a new angel.  R.I.P. sweet Marvin.
I worked with Marv at Recfin, and he was so wonderful to me. I don't know that I ever saw him without a cup of coffee! Prayers for your family at this time.
Charlie, May God grant you peace and comfort during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort that only Jesus can bring.