James Robert “Satch” Long, age 86, of Diamond, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Freeman Hospital, following a sudden illness.
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Robert was born on November 23, 1932 in Scotland, MO, the son of the late Charles and Minnie (Morgan) Long. He married Donna Dorcelene Frerer on April 21, 1951 in Scotland, MO. Together they had two children.
He worked as an acid operator for Atlas Powder Company for 39 years retiring in 1990. He was an active member of Faith Assembly. Robert was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
Robert is survived by his wife, Donna Dorcelene Long, Joplin; one son, Corky Long and wife, Binda of Diamond, MO.; and seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Long in 2014; seven brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Faith Assembly. Pastor Larry Griffin will officiate. Burial will follow in Stone Cemetery, near Diamond MO. The visitation will be 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Mason-Woodard Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.