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Jerry Keith Long

09/14/1959 - 06/06/2022
Service Date: 06/14/2022
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 933 E. Brown Road, Mesa
Visitation Date: 06/13/2022
Visitation Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Those wishing to view the services online, may do so at the following live stream link:
http://youtube.com/channel/UCtGD4mQCSi2WMLxW7POi6QQ/live

On Monday, June 6, 2022, Jerry Keith Long, loving husband, and father of four children, two stepchildren and 15 grandchildren, passed away at his home, at the age of 62.

Jerry was born on September 14, 1959, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Gloria and James Long. Jerry was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 2 years in the Nashville, Tennessee Mission and worked as a plumber for over 40 years. He had a passion for gardening, fishing, camping, kayaking, and spending time with his family and serving in the church.

He is survived by his wife Jacque, his four children, Jason, Keith (Stephanie), Lindsey, Kourtney, his two stepchildren Brett (Melissa) and Lindsey (Beau), and his 15 grandchildren: Jerry the III, Jayden, Zachary, Keira, Rhya, Bradley, Remiel, Kash, Roxy, Wyatt, Jasper, Rex, Jaylee, Kade, and Cam and his brother Gene Long (Holly) and his sister Bronwyn Rouse. He held many positions in the church. He was proud to be in the bishopric and served the members of the Papago Ward.

Also, he was a member of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe.

There will be a viewing at the Bunkers Funeral Home at 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa, Monday, June 13, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at 933 E Brown Rd in Mesa, at 10 a.m. with a viewing from 9 – 10 a.m.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

Condolences

  • Jacque,
    Rob Talbot let me know of Jerry’s passing. We were friends in high school and then I moved. He was so fun and kind. I was new at Mesa high my junior year and he and Robin were the first to befriend me.
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Loosing a spouse is one of the hardest trials I think we are asked to do. Rely on the memories and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. You are loved.
    Sincere condolences and prayers
    Karie Brown

  • Robin & Wendy Fenn

    S/b 933 East Brown road
    So sorry for Jerry and his Family

  • Jacque, I can only imagine the pain you are going through. Remember your hands across the alter and the binding seal of eternal love. Condolences to your family and his friends. This was so surprising to hear. I let Bishop know and he was shocked. He’ll probably announce to Papago Ward Sunday. You’re in our prayers for you to remember “Til we meet again” Jerry

  • Jacque, I can only imagine the pain you are going through. Remember your hands across the alter and the binding seal of eternal love. Condolences to your family and his friends. This was so surprising to hear. I let Bishop know and he was shocked. He’ll probably announce to Papago Ward Sunday. You’re in our prayers for you to remember “Til we meet again” Jerry.

  • Dan & Anita Smith n family

    We would like to express our condolences to you and your family. We’ve known Jerry n Gene when they lived in Chinle, Az. He enjoyed hunting rabbits n

  • Marshall Richey

    I am so sorry for your loss Jaque. It’s hard to put into words how devastated I am for you. I know how much you love and odored Jerry. I know you have heard this many times but he is with family and friends and you will see him again. I believe this with all of my heart. Eileen and I will not be able to make the funeral but know you are in our prayers and thoughts. Love you cuz.

  • I’m sorry to hear about Jerry, we were buds in Highschool with Rob Talbot and had plenty of good times! One thing that I was impressed with Jerry is that he always treated my wife Ginny like a queen while we dated in Highschool.
    Jerry was a special friend for me and it was always a joyous occasion when we would run into each other.
    My the Lord comfort and bless Jerry’s family at the time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family. Call if I can help in any way. From the Papago ward

  • There are no words. I love you, and I’m so very sorry. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family ❤️

  • Harlan Barehand

    It was a pleasure to be with you and your family. I so enjoy Keith’s and Lynsey company at the viewing.
    I met Dan Talbot and his son’s who were close friends with Jerry. I was gifted a historical novel by Mr. DAN Talbot. I was honored to receive it. Everyone was so friendly. A had a special time with Jerry before I left reminiscing about times in Chile
    My deepest heart felt sympathy to youy new friends. I hope we can visit and get to know each other’s like family. You Madee me smile with your White women
    remarks . Good night and we will visit. Again tomorrow.

  • David Barehand

    I had vague memories of Uncle Jerry as a child. But I knew who he was. Best memory I have of him is that while I was in my Mission in Kyiv Ukraine he looked me up and spent a day with me and my companion. I was shocked to see some one from the Navajo Nation and a family member. He was working on the new US Embassy in Kyiv. He was great to see and talk to and I thought he was amazing to be willing to go so far away alone and work in a strange land. He had a brave heart and that stuck with me for the better. Till we meet again Uncle Jerry! 🇺🇦🌻 До зустрічі!

  • Tina Burbank & boys

    We will miss you. You were Grandmas favorite. You were a hunter while in Chinle. From rabbits bobcats and coyotes. Grandpa would say be careful Jerry and enjoy the hunt. Aww. Jerry so many memories. Journey well…

  • Nancy C GARRETT

    Dear Sweet Jacque – I am so sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. I love you and know that you are an amazing woman. There are no words, other than I am so sorry for your loss. If I had known earlier, I would have come to the funeral. Just know that you are loved and admired by so many people. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Nancy

  • Jacque and family, I was shocked to hear of his death a few minutes ago. Most of you do not know me but I served a mission in Oklahoma in 1967 – 69 and my first area was Watonga. I met Gene and Jerry my first day and learned to love them quickly. I was there when their mother died.and was very concerned about what would become of them. Over the years I agonized over what happened to them and spent many times pleading with the Lord to bless them. Then one day I was visiting papago Ward while visiting our children in Mesa and the person conducting the meeting announced the closing prayer by Jerry Long. Jerry did not remember me but it was great to meet him again and then his brother Gene. I loved visiting with Jerry every time I came to Arizona. I have since been to Watonga a few times and the different Cheyenne people who knew him were greatfull to hear of his success. My love to all of you, I will truly miss him till I shall see him again some day.

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