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Robert Sterling Long

September 6, 1952 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 68)


Robert Sterling Long, born September 6, 1952 to Robert Billy Long of Majors, and Dorothy Mae Williams Long of Mt. Vernon, Texas. He passed away of complications of Covid-19 on Friday, February 12, 2021, at UT Health Hospital in Tyler, TX.

He is survived by his sister, Reba Long Lunsford and his brother-in-law, George Lunsford of Houston, Texas. He will be greatly missed by his nephew and wife, Elijah Lunsford and JoAnn Fullmer-Lunsford of Idaho, and niece, Meggen Lunsford Rhodes, of Houston. His great nieces and nephews include William David Rhodes, Caitlyn Rhodes, Abigail Rhodes, and Cash Hermstedt. 

Robert was a friend to all. He could speak intelligently on almost any subject. His knowledge of the arts and history was broad and well-rounded. He could regale with amazing and interesting stories of past family history, incidents from his life, famous people he’d met, places he traveled, and was always interesting and enthralling. He was kind, considerate, and polite - a true Southern Gentleman. He made everyone feel comfortable with his East Texas charm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Robert’s memory to the Franklin County Historical Association or the Miss Dorothy Music Scholarship at Northeast Texas Community College.

There will be a private funeral service.  

You can watch the service live on facebook on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 with the following link:

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Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

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