Donald “Don” Long

November 8, 2013 

Donald “Don” Long

Oct. 26, 1961 - Nov. 3, 2013

Donald “Don” Long, 52, of Harrisonville, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at his home. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at United Methodist Church in Harrisonville. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Working Families’ Friend, Donald Long Memorial, 1021 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105.

Donald was born Oct. 26, 1961, in Harrisonville, the son of Oliver and Neola L. (Oskee) Long. He was a lifelong Harrisonville resident and a 1980 graduate of Harrisonville High School. He was united in marriage to Sharon M. Kelley on March 23, 1991, at United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.

He started work at Honeywell after high school and attended night school at Longview Community College, earning his Associate’s Degree in Business. Donald was a member of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local No. 778 and was the current secretary/treasurer of Local No. 778, first elected in 2008.

Donald was chairman of the Cass County Democratic Committee, elected in 2010. He was a Missouri State Democratic Committeeman; a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention; past chairman of the 31st Democratic Senatorial Committee; and past chairman of the 124th Democratic Legislative District. He was elected Cass County Democrat of the Year in 2007.

He was a member of United Methodist Church in Harrisonville; Cass Masonic Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville; and Ararat Shrine, Kansas City. He also was a member of Bayard Chapter No. 179 Order of Eastern Star and was a former board member of Harrisonville Rainbow Girls. He was a former president of WAVE Soccer Club.

Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Neola Long. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of the home; one son, Levi Long; one daughter, Samantha Johnston and husband, Brian; his father, Oliver Long; one brother, Mark Long and wife, Kim; a brother-in-law, Jon Kelley and his wife, Peggy, and four grandchildren, Jayden, Karter, Maddox and Leylah Johnston, all of Harrisonville.

Online condolences may be made to

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

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