Mr. Arky Rogers Long, age 63, died Friday, October 18, 2019, at his home in Bainbridge, Georgia. Services for Mr. Long will be held at Grace Church, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2019. Mr. John Wooden and Mr. John Woodrum will officiate. The service will conclude at the church. Arky will be buried privately in Oak City Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, beginning at 2:00.
Arky Rogers Long was born May 4, 1956, to John Rogers Long and Susie Evelyn Kendrick Long, in Bainbridge, Georgia. August 4, 1979, Arky married the love of his life, Gail Haire. He was a dedicated member of Grace Church. He taught Sunday School and served in many other areas. Arky worked at Red Long’s Bait and Tackle for about 30 years. He was a rural letter carrier for 28 years. An accomplished outdoorsman, he worked as a guide for Archery Outfitters. Arky was a great conversationalist and wonderful storyteller. For many of the last few years he served as a faithful caregiver for his Aunt Betty Sue. Arky was a wonderful husband and a great father. He will be deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gail Haire Long; son, Joshua Rogers Long and wife, Ashley of Madison, Georgia; a grandson due to join the family in February; sisters and brothers, Ulatha Bridges, Charla Palmer, Daryl Long, Brenda Dowdy, and Dargan Long; mother-in-law, Mildred Haire; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Raley. Arky was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Rogelyn Arlo (Kitty) Willis, and loving aunt and uncle, James Bronza (Red) and Betty Sue Long.
On-line condolences may be sent at www.Coxfuneral.net. Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.