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Alan Lee Long
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1962
Death: Mar. 30, 2009

Alan Lee Long
September 12, 1962 - April 21, 2009
Alan Lee Long age 46, of Anderson, Missouri, found April 21, 2009, lost his life while fishing near the Pensacola Dam in Langley, Oklahoma on March 30, 2009 with a long time family friend Ricky Beeson age 20, of Noel, Missouri who also passed away.

Alan began his journey on September 12, 1962 one of three children born to Harry Lee and Shirley (Sherwood) Long of Anderson, Missouri. Alan lived in Anderson most of his life, graduating from the McDonald County High School at the age of eighteen. He was employed by Tyson Foods in Noel, Missouri and Simmons Processing Plant in Southwest City, Missouri for many years. Alan developed a disabling heart condition which forced him to retire early. He loved gardening and especially fishing. Alan enjoyed spending time with his golden lab Nugget who misses him terribly. Alan and his dad Harry enjoyed many fun fishing trips together.

He was preceded in death by his father ~ Harry Lee Long on January 8, 2009

Survivors include his son ~ Brandon Alan Long, his mother Shirley Long, and sister Stephanie Long and her son Ryan all of Anderson, Missouri; one brother ~ Matthew Long and wife Tina of Pineville, Missouri. We are sure he is still fishing in the heavenly world with his Dad, Ricky, and family and friends who have passed.

A Memorial Service for Alan Lee Long will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 ~ 10:00 a.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Missouri.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at our website www.

Arrangements are under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home, of Anderson, Missouri ~ 11 N. Business Highway 71. 417-845-1234

Memorial Service
Saturday April 25, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Missouri

Published April 23, 2009 12:29 am - Joplin Globe

Body of second man found in river

LANGLEY, Okla. The Grand River Dam Authority Lake Patrol has reported that the body of Alan Lee Long, 47, of Anderson, Mo., was recovered from the waters of Grand River near the Sportsman Shores area.

The location is about four miles downstream from where it is believed Long's boat capsized on March 30 in an area below the tailrace of Pensacola Dam.

Since March 30, the GRDA Lake Patrol, along with assistance from several other law enforcement and emergency response personnel, had been searching the area for Long, along with Ricky Beeson, 20, of Noel, Mo. Beeson's body was recovered on April 14 near the mouth of Spavinaw Creek in Lake Hudson.

Long's body was turned over to the medical examiner's office.

Underwater cameras, side scan sonar units and the forward-looking infrared camera on the GRDA helicopter were all used during the 23 days of searching.

Family links: 
  Harry Lee Long (1937 - 2009)
Anderson Cemetery
Anderson (McDonald County)
McDonald County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Mar 31, 2009
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Alan Lee Long
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Alan Lee Long
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Alan Lee Long
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For my 3rd cousin. I know your family misses you dearly. May you rest in peace.
- Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
 Added: May. 30, 2013

- D Scott
 Added: Dec. 22, 2009

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