David “Skin” Long , 66, of Cherokee passed away on May 16, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. “Skin” was a member of the Sequoyah Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and served in the Vietnam War.
“Skin” is the son of the late Wilbur Long and Pauline George Long. He is preceded in death by four brothers, Gus George, Duke Long, Rick Long and Mooch Long.
“Skin” is survived by his wife Clora Smith Long; brother, George Long; Sisters, Jessie Maney, Fern Saunooke and Frostie Adams; Children, Crystal Long Rhynes and husband Bill Rhynes of Whittier; Elizabeth Long Bowers and husband Michael Bowers of Bryson City, NC and Steven Lewis Saunooke of Cherokee. “Skin” also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Long House Funeral Home on Saturday, May 18 with Pastor Timothy James officiating.
Long House Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.