Allen Gene Long, 71, of Iuka, Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.
In his younger years he enjoyed riding his Harley and swimming. Gene also enjoyed traveling, doing word search puzzles, and eating chocolate, especially Reese’s.
He is survived by his nieces, Sandra Grimes Moore (John) and Carrie Grimes; his brother in law, Steven Grimes; a special friend, Larry Adams; and several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Aline Hartley Long; his wife, Dolly Gayle Long; and his sisters, Johnnie Faye Long and Shirley Grimes.
Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, Mississippi, is entrusted with the arrangements. A private family burial was held on Thursday, Nov. 4, at New Salem Cemetery, with burial to follow.
Donations may be made in Mr. Long’s honor to the American Lung Cancer Foundation or to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. An online guestbook may be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.