John A. Long III
August 17, 1942  -  September 29, 2018

John A. Long III

Public Viewing
HunsakerWooten Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. 4th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
9a.m. -9 p.m.
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HunsakerWooten Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. 4th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9 a.m.-11a.m.
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Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Chapel
Monday, October 1, 2018
3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Funeral Service
First Christian Church
152 N. 4th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2 p.m.
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Fairfax Cemetery
600 S. 8th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
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John A. Long III, age 76, died on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. John was born the only child of Nona Mae (Swinford) Long and John A. Long Jr. on August 17th, 1942 in Pryor, Oklahoma.

John grew up in Fairfax and graduated with the Red Devil Class of 1961. In 1962, he met the love of his life, Carolyn Gillispie at Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College and they married on December 22nd of 1962 and made their home in Fairfax. John worked for and later owned and operated Long’s Dozer Service until the early 1990’s. His time in the Dozer business took him all over the area in the oilfields and on many of the farms and ranches. He worked on several pipeline projects throughout the United States and worked out of Operating Engineers local 627 in Tulsa driving a crane for many years. John was engaged in cattle ranching his entire adult life. John was the third generation of his family to live their life in Osage County and often remarked that he felt a peace on the prairies of his home.

John was active in the community serving as President and many years on the board of Northern Oklahoma Youth Services, was a member 43 years at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge and on the Grayhorse Rural Water board until the time of his death. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Fairfax and a faithful friend of Bill W for the past 26 years. John enjoyed horses from his youth and team roped in his early adult years. Later, he found a passion in golf and enjoyed many rounds with his wife and friends. John passed along his love of the University of Oklahoma Football to his family. He was an avid reader who made a habit of learning throughout his life. He was a staunch Democrat but most of all he was a devoted husband, loyal and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who would help anyone in need.

John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn, of the home; his daughter, Paula Grimm and Jeff Trayer of Collinsville; son, John A. (Jay) Long IV and wife Sonja of Ponca City; grandchildren, Emily (Jim) Mayse, Justin Grimm, Travis (Lindsey) Thompson, Shelby Grimm, Presley Long and Jack Long along with one great grandson, Benjamin Goodeagle II.

Visitation will be on Monday from 3pm – 9pm, Tuesday from 9am – 9pm and Wednesday morning 9am – 11am. A funeral service will be under the direction of Hunsaker -Wooten Funeral Home and will be held 2pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in the First Christian Church. John will be laid to rest at the family plot in Fairfax Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service include Henry Johnston, Dickie Johnston, Shafe Mashburn, Jim Hadlock, Gene Martin and Donald Crabtree. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Weyl, John Paul Martin, Eddie Beartrack, Byron Staples and Hubert Hutchens.

John’s online guestbook may be signed at:


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  1. ED long
    Stillwater, OK

    To Carolyn and family. John was a great man. I have enjoyed his friendship and sense of humor for many years. He will be missed by many that knew him and by Bill W's friends. You have my Love and my Prayers...

  2. Jason B
    Ponca City, OK

    John's eyes lit up and I saw a big smile when he found out. Will miss that smile and our conversations. I'm grateful for our friendship and what he passed on. Prayers for the Family.

  3. Don and Sandra Cox Turner
    Mannford, OK

    We are so sorry for your loss. Love you my dear friend,

  4. Sherry Ann johnston
    Fairfax, OK

  5. Daniel Whitworth
    Ochelata, OK

    My prayers are with you and your entire family. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow..

  6. Buffie A Moore
    Fairfax, OK

    Prayers for you family Mrs. Long. God bless you l during this hard time.

  7. Sacramenta Landrum
    Bklyn, NY

    To the Long family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one John. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

  8. Roger Noble
    Fairfax, OK

    Will miss our casual visits & most of all our meetings & talks of Bill W. Know you are now walking the streets of Gold with the Heavenly Father...RIP my Friend!

  9. Helen Murie
    Pawne, OK

    John Long family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was a very kind person. My husband Leo and I enjoyed playing golf with him and Carolyn. I know he will be greatly missed. God Bless you. In my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Brandon Looney
    Noble, OK

  11. Brent Cheffey
    Broken Arrow, OK

    We've lost one of the good guys. I'll miss our conversations. Rest in peace.

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