Jessie Willard Long was born September 29, 1935 in Waynesboro, TN, son of the late Amos Hershel and Lula Bell Crawley Long. He was united in marriage to Betty Jean Mackin, who preceded him in death. He was a United States National Guard veteran, a member of Mount Hope Methodist Church in Waynesboro, TN, worked for Wayne Metal and retired as a welder from Johnson Controls. Mr. Long departed this life on August 22, 2022 in Waynesboro, TN at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 24 days.
He is survived by daughters, Teresa Mathis and husband Tom of Clifton, TN, and Sabrina Tank of Columbia, TN; two step-daughters, Denise Warren and husband John of Waynesboro, TN, and Gayla Taylor and husband Paul of Collinwood, TN; brother, Franklin Dee Long and wife Lois of Lawrenceburg, TN; sister, Frankie Skelton of Waynesboro, TN; grandchildren, Shelly Billman, Bo Mathis and wife Cassidy, Nick Tank, Blake Tank, Natasha Moser, and Lindsay Creasy; great-grandchildren, Brady Billman, Jade Smith, Nash Mathis, Raven Greathouse, John Moser, James Moser, Hudson Creasy, Noah Creasy, and Silas Creasy; great-great grandchildren, Mikah Greathouse and Violet Greathouse.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Long was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas Long, Amos Junior Long, and James Long and sisters, Dean Matney, Peggy Ricketts, Shirley Jean Sizemore, Aileen Pulley and Blanche Coeville.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 1:00pm at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Waynesboro, TN, with Jason Love officiating. Burial was in the Clifton Cemetery at Clifton, TN. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Wayne County assisted the family.