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In memory of

Roy Keith Long, Jr.

of Murdo, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital at the age of 53

Roy Keith Long, Jr., better known as Keith to his family and friends, was born August 4, 1955, in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, the son of Roy Keith Long, Sr. and Carol White.

As an infant the family moved to Germany where they spent three years. They then moved to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where they spent three and a half years. This is where Keith started his education. They also lived in Ft. Knox, Kentucky and then in Ft. Benning, Georgia. He received his high school education in Ada, Oklahoma.

In 1972, Keith joined the United States Marines. He worked as a communication officer and was stationed on the west coast, east coast, as well as Japan.

After his discharge he returned to Ada for a short time. He then moved to South Dakota where he lived in various places before moving to Murdo.

Keith enjoyed hunting and loved the prairie of South Dakota. He was an avid rock hunter and rattle snake hunter.

Survivors include his very special friend Doris Buxcel whom he lived with for 25 years; his father Roy Keith Long, Sr. and his wife Christine of Ada, Oklahoma; his brother Jack Long and his wife Laura of Ada, Oklahoma; his sister Sue Ann Jiru of Livingston, Texas; two nieces; one nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Keith was preceded in death by his mother Carol.

Graveside services were held 11:00 a.m. (CDT) Friday, August 22, at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery south of Midland.

A memorial is established.

Friday, August 22, 2008 - 11:00 a.m. CDT
St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Midland, South Dakota

Pastor Ray Greenseth

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

American Legion Post
Midland, South Dakota

St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Midland, South Dakota

Graveside services:  11:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 22, at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery south of Midland.

  • Thinking of you at this sad time. May happy memories help to comfort you. ~ Grace Schmitgen Pierre SD 57501 (8/19/2008)
  • May it comoft you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. ~ Custer & Maxine McFalls Ada, OK 74820 (8/19/2008)
  • You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless You!! ~ Lois Quatier Yankton, SD (8/19/2008)
  • I'm so sorry for your loss. Kieth was a great guy and a good friend. I can still hear his laugh. He will be missed. ~ Scooter Throne Ada Oklahoma (8/19/2008)
  • We first met Keith in Augsburg Germany in the late 1950's. We was know to us at that time as Junior, per his father. Roy and I have been friends since the early 1950's all over the world, and we know the love he had for his children. Although we haven't met often, we
    have enjoyed the memories of those times. We are saddened by the news and our thoughts and sympathy for Roy, Susie and Jack are heartfelt. We are thinking of you. Lee and Alice
    ~ Lee and Alice McDonald Dallas, Oregon (8/19/2008)
  • KEITH YOU WILL BE MISSED!!! ~ PAT ADA,OK. (8/19/2008)