Funeral services for Larry L. Long, M.D., will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Northwest Baptist Church in Ardmore, with the Rev. Leonard Ezell officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Larry L. Long, M.D., beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, physician and friend went to be with his Heavenly Father on Nov. 30, 2013.
Larry was born June 13, 1937, to Clyde and Helen Long. He grew up in Ames, Okla., and graduated from Phillips University in Enid prior to attending medical school at the OU College of Medicine. Upon receiving his medical degree and completing his residency in general surgery, he went into the U.S. Navy as a naval physician. Larry practiced in Oklahoma City for 25 years prior to moving to Ardmore, where he practiced general surgery, then served as medical director of Mercy Hospital Ardmore Wound Care Center and retired in June 2011.
He married Patricia Hughes on July 1, 1988, in Oklahoma City, and together they shared four wonderful children – Jennifer, Lissa, Jerren and Kelby. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church, which he served as a Deacon.
Larry served his 50 years in medicine with grace and dignity and always held his patients in the highest esteem. He received so many honors and accolades over the years. Just to name a few: President of Oklahoma County Medical Society; president, Oklahoma State Medical Association; chair, OSMA Council of State Legislation; Oklahoma Medical Political Action Committee; and Tri-County Medical Society. His work in the political arena has helped to enhance the art and service of medicine in our state and nation.
Although his medical career was significant and rewarding, he honored his family with great devotion and unconditional love. He was a dear sweet man with a kind and gentle soul. He loved his church and the church choir. Golfing was his true passion, and he played every chance he got. Additionally, he loved flying and was a great pilot.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia of the home; daughter Jennifer Northcutt and husband, Barry, of Oklahoma City; daughter Lissa Foster of Oklahoma City; stepson Jerren Almon and wife, Kelly, of Lone Grove; stepson Kelby Hughes and wife, Lacrysha, of Dickson; grandchildren Eric Krampf, Hanna Northcutt, Jacob Foster, Kylie Almon, Jaxen Almon, Kreiden Almon, Baylie Hughes and Nathan Hughes; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Helen Long; and two brothers, Jim and Doug Long.
Special thanks for the loving care from the nurses and fellow physicians at Mercy Hospital Ardmore.
He was loved by many, none so much as his family. We shall miss him dearly. May God rest his beautiful soul in peace.
A time of visitation and support for the family will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Memorial condolences may be made online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.
Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.