- About Us
Clarence Aubrey LongMarch 8, 1929 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 88)
survived by many people he considered his adopted children and
scores of friends and business associates.
Pall bearers are David Long, Ted Holmes, Jonathan Woods,
Danny Smith, Matthew Long, and Norm Heikens. Honorary pall
bearers are Gene Woods, Larry Woods, Tim Holmes, John
Holmes, James Long, John Long, and Ethan Heikens.
He was known to his family as Clarence, but often went by C.A.,
and everyone knew him as a fun-loving joker and teller of stories
and tall tales. However, he wanted people to know that he was
also serious, and there was a deeper side to him. He was so
tender-hearted that you would rarely find him attending a funeral.
He was known for his generosity and would do anything he could
to help a friend, family member, or stranger. He sometimes
referred to himself as Squad 51 – to the rescue!
He grew up working in the oil fields around Smackover. He never
considered school very important but graduated high school with
the help of Clarice doing his reading and English (while he helped
her with math) and working a deal with the superintendent at
Louann to do a “work/study” program to finish school.
During his life he stayed involved with oilfield and natural gas
production and construction work with a stint in the life insurance
industry. He was an eternal optimist and believed that the best
was yet to come. He was “old school” and part of a generation
where his word was his bond, and a handshake was as good as
He enjoyed fishing and teaching others to fish, and he would
teach them to holler, “Hold your head up, Milo!” as the fish was
reeled in. Family was most important to him, and most vacations
were spent visiting dear family in the south or in Connecticut.
Woe be unto you, if you were a new boyfriend, girlfriend, guest, or
other newbie at a family reunion or family gathering. In short
order, these people would soon be brought into the family fold,
with his I. Q. Test, Whoopie Stick, his keen sense of smell finding
the wild hogs, or whatever new trick, joke, or story he had up his
sleeve. The rest of the family would watch in delight as these
favorite pranks were tested on others - and not them.
No gathering would be complete without a card game of pitch,
spades, crazy rummy or a few rounds of dominoes. The air would
be peppered with his trademark phrases, “I LOVE this game”,
“The cream RISES to the top”, I’ve got a hand like a foot”, and
“Did you feel the breeze as I passed you?” He taught his children
and grandchildren to play these games, and he treasured the
precious time with them.
His memory will live on in our hearts. His love of life, laughter,
and family will be a lasting legacy.
Funeral services will be at 11:00AM, Friday, January 5, 2018 at
Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers with the Rev.
James Longmate officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until
Burial will be at 2:00PM at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville,
with military honors provided by the United States Navy Honor
Memorials may be made in memory of Clarence Long to the
Volunteer Services Dept., Veterans Health Care of the Ozarks,
1100 North College Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or the Shriners
Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, La, 855-401-4897 or to a
charity of choice.