Benny Wayne Long

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Services for Benny Wayne Long were held at 4 o’clock, Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Couley United Methodist Church, 14245 Hwy. 84 W., Winnfield, with Reverends Kevin Smith and Lori Spangler officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home. Mr. Long was born December 21, 1943, in Winnfield, Louisiana, and died July 17, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford T. and Vivian “Pete” Long. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joe Llaine Jackson Long; his son, Kirk Wayne Long of Zachary; his daughters, Leah Long and Maggie Long Bryant and her husband Carl; six grandchildren, Avery, Meredith, and Cliff Long of Zachary; Ellie Joe and Leo Bryant; and Tessa Jane Long; and his sister, Mary Ann Long Saucier of Shreveport.

Mr. Long was graduated from Winnfield High School in 1961 and attended Northwestern State University. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Later he joined the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries where he worked as an agent for 25 years and retired at the rank of captain. After retirement, Benny worked for Environmental Sciences and Engineering. An avid hunter and fisherman, he served on the Saline Lake Commission and was a charter member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Mr. Long was an Eagle Scout and became an officer in the Louisiana National Guard at the age of seventeen. He was a Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Winnfield; a member of the Couley United Methodist Church, and an LSU Super Fan. Mr. Long was a proud supporter of the Second Amendment and a true patriot.

Pallbearers were Bill Burns, Randy Pickett, John Parker and Kevin Chandler. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Provence, Jimmy Berry, Dickey Heard and Curtis Parker.

Memorials may be made to the Couley United Methodist Church, 802 Glen Dr., Winnfield, LA 71483.

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