Mark David Long, born April 18, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Edmond, Okla., at the age of 46.
A memorial service for Mark will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Brownwood, Texas.
He attended Brownwood High School, in Brownwood, Texas. Mark was married 25 years to his high school sweetheart Kyla Bradshaw. They lived in Brownwood, Comanche, San Antonio, Arlington, Texas, and landed in Edmond, Okla. Mark's passion was fishing and he and Kyla attended many fishing tournaments together. He was a member of Backwater Bassin as a tube fisher and a big Dallas Cowboys and OU Sooners fan.
Mark is survived by wife, Kyla Bradshaw Long; two sons, Quinn, 21 and Chase, 16; parents, Fred Long and step-mother, Donella from Early, Texas; and mother, Elizabeth Jo Long of Brownwood, Texas; brothers, Bill and Phillip Long of Brownwood, Texas; step-sister, Melissa Egger also of Brownwood, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends; and his beloved basset hound, Sadie-So-Long.
Mark was preceded in death by grandfather, VA, and grandmother, Lorene Long of Mineral Wells, Texas.
The Long family would like to extend a special thanks to the partners at Dunlap Codding, P.C. for their support.
Mark will be missed by all and we can safely say the fish got lucky!