John Wayne Long, Sr., 82, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away November 6, 2020, in Pine Ridge.
John Wayne Long, Sr. was born on January 10, 1938, in Pine Ridge to David Long and Christine (Bad Heart Bull) Long and lived a full circle when he journeyed to the Spirit World on November 6, 2020, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge.
John is survived by his wife, Marie Long; children, Darwin Long, Narda Long, Francis Long, Christine Long, Karen Long, and Leoncio Bald Eagle; siblings, Bartholomew (Patricia) Long, Evangeline Long, Darlene Long, Ivan Long, Lois Long, Beverly Long, Gillman Long, Sam Long, Helsondus Long, Anthony Long, Linn Cross Dog, and Marilyn Cross Dog; 26 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his father, David Long; mother, Tina Bad Heart Bull; son, John Long, Jr.; siblings, Aloysius Long, Vern Long, Francis Long, Sr., Mitchell Long, Milton Cross Dog, Rose Marie Bald Eagle, and Genevieve Long; grandchildren, Zacharias Long, Desmond J. Red Star, Raelynn Cottier, Wiyaka Long Black Cat, and Alexis Jumping Eagle; and nieces, Corrine, Mavis, and Marian Bald Eagle.
Visitation services were held from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.
Graveside services were held at 4:15 p.m., Friday, November 13, at Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery in Oglala, with Mr. Sam Long performing the traditional Lakota services.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.