Charles Albert Long, age 80, of Beebe, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2023.
He was born on March 29, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri to Albert and Audrey Long. Charles was a Beebe First United Methodist Church member where he loved serving the Lord. He enjoyed reading, working in his wood shop, his bonsai trees, traveling, and watching the Boston Celtics with his son. Charles loved his family, including his large extended family.
He had numerous positions throughout his life while working for Entergy (originally AP&L) beginning when he was 15 years old in Butler, Missouri. He continued working for the company for 40 years until his retirement in 2003.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Glenda (Holifield) Long; sisters Sue Bucy and Sally Hopper (Billy); sister-in-law Phyllis (Holifield) Misee; niece Beverly (Bucy) Frizzell; nephew Robert Holifield; three brothers-in-law, Cecil Holifield, Ronnie Cooper and Bill Russell.
Charles is survived by his wife, Linda Killingsworth Halford Long; daughter Clair Peppers (David); son Charles Michael Long; sisters Cindy Cooper and Sandra Russell; sister-in-law Cindy Holifield; granddaughter Lauren Blackwell (Chase); three nephews, Matthew Cooper (Pam) and their children Macy and Baylor, Justin Cooper (Tracy) and their children Chapman and Daniel, and Jeff Hopper; brothers-in-law John Killingsworth (Cheryl), Steve Killingsworth (Sherry) and Jesse Bucy; nieces Lizy Wiggins (Brandon), Paulette Morris (Tim) and their children Zac Morris and Cassie Hein (Charlie), Leigh Kocsik, Connie Holitik, Carol Knight and her children, Robert and Jonathan, Emily LaLone (Keith) and son Cecil, Keli Collins (John) and their daughter Samantha, and Kris Cogbill (Lyle) and their children, Sadie and Parker; stepson Mark Halford (Sheila) and their children Byars Halford (Kassie), Bryson Halford, and Baylee Kostyshock (Jacob); stepdaughter Hope Larisey (Frank); and neighbors that became family, Hope and Larry McGraw and their children Livia and Trevor. His last years and months were blessed by Mandy his maltipoo and constant companion.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Beebe First United Methodist Church. The family will also receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the funeral service at 11:00, also at the church. Interment will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector, Arkansas. Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 W. Dewitt Henry Dr., Beebe, AR 72012. www.smithfamilycares.com