Mr. Buddy “Cuz” T. Long, age 60, of Maxville, Florida died Saturday, May 26, in the St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospice, Jacksonville, Florida following an extended illness. Mr. Long was born in Lake Butler, Florida and was raised in the Macclenny, Florida area before eventually residing in the Maxville, Florida area for 37 years. He was a building contractor and owner of Long Construction Company of Maxville, Florida for over 40 years until his retirement in 2012. He loved camping, fishing, NASCAR events and was a member and singer in the local band called IDA Pearl Outlaw Band. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gorman Thomas and Lizzie Pearl West Long; and Sisters Jenny Long, Martha Lou Love, and Eloise Eller.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa J. Long of Maxville, Florida; Two daughters, Ashley (Keenan Odom) Long of Maxville, Florida and Amber (Bubba) Long of Glen St. Mary, Florida; Two sons, Buddy Long and Jeremy (Tina) Long both of Maxville, Florida; Six siblings, Jay (Sharon) Beavers and Glenda (Tom) Lewis both of Macclenny, Florida, Nancy (Ray) Starling of Glen St. Mary, Florida, Tommie Sue (Jim) Sanders of Bay Town, Texas, Barbara Ann (Mike) Bazell of Inverness, and Linda (Tex) Andrews of Ft. McCoy, FL, Florida; Eight grandchildren, Gauge, Tristen, Ethan, and Eli Long, Christian and Kaidence Odom, and Allyssa and Jacob Davis.
A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Long will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, May 30, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Starling, Pastor of Glen Friendship Tabernacle, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, Florida. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, May 29, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, Florida. www.guerryfuneralhome.net