James Melvin Long, age 77, of Maryville passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. James retired from Mayfield Dairy as a Supervisor after 36 years of service. He was member of First Baptist Church of Friendsville where he served as a deacon and choir member. James liked to hike and golf. Preceded in death by: parents, A.D. & Helen Long; Brother, Joe Long; Son, Scott Long. Survivors include: wife of 58 years, Shirley Nuchols Long; Daughters & Sons-in-law, Cindy Stroud (Kip) and Kendra McDonald (Steven); grandchildren, Kaleb Stroud, Ethan Stroud, Hannah McDonald, Andrew McDonald, and Abbie McDonald; brothers & sisters-in-law, Elmer Long (Jane), Wendall Long, Gary Long (Anna). A special thank you to Dr. Ritu Khanna & staff @ DCI Maryville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: First Baptist Church of Friendsville Missions Ministry, 403 N Farnum St, Friendsville, TN 37737. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday, August 21, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Friendsville. Funeral service will be at 7:00 PM with Dr. Michael Thompson officiating. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Old Piney Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott Kidd officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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