GEORGE T. “CORKY” LONG
George T. “Corky” Long, 92, of Pleasant Hill, was born October 25, 1928, in Strasburg, the son of Ernest Dean and Gertrude Bell (Homan) Long. He departed this life Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Corky was a 1946 Pleasant Hill High School graduate later earning an Associates Degree from Central Missouri State University.
On March 18, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy J. Mills in Pleasant Hill. She preceded him in death on October 11, 1999.
Corky was employed as a Service Manager for several area car dealerships including Haines and Hodges Buick, Chuck Haines Buick, Wilmoth Buick, and Fleetwood Chevrolet. Following retirement, he was a funeral assistant for the Stanley and Son Funeral Home for 17 years. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church and the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. He enjoyed watching auto racing and was an Avid Indianapolis 500 fan attending every race from 1989 to 2005.
Corky was also preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Catherine Roby.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Donna Long of Pleasant Hill; son-in-law, Johnnie Roby of Lee’s Summit; two grandchildren, Josh Long of Pleasant Hill, and Jennifer (and Jimmy) Long of Olathe; two great grandchildren Oliver and Maclin; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Meals on Wheels and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550
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