James Leon Long, 80 of Tahoka passed away Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born August 11, 1938 to the late Olan James and Marie (Anderson) Long in Chico, Texas. Early in life, James worked as a farmer and night jailer. He was a truck driver and most recently worked with the boll weevil eradication services. James was a veteran of the United States Army.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Jamie Smith and husband Darrel of Richmond, Texas; siblings, Helen Gandy of Post, Joby Long and wife Betty, Dan Long and Van Long, all of Tahoka; grandchildren, Hunter and Carson Smith; as well as nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Combest Family Funeral Homes, Tahoka with services starting at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Grassland Cemetery.