Sammie Lee Long Jr. was born on October 9, 1954 to Sam Lee Long Sr and Betty Ann Long in Akron, Ohio. Sammie was a serious and quiet person. He was a Man of Honor, as well as a role model to many. Sammie was very disciplined, and he took pride in everything he did. His siblings had a great deal of respect for him and often thought of him as a secondary father figure. Sammie accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and that was his first Loyalty. Sam took great pride in his children and would speak of them often. Sammie stated that his Hero during his life was his dad Sam Sr, his greatest love and most favorite person in his life was his mother, Betty Ann Long. His Legacy is his children whom he loved dearly. Sammie excelled at an early age as a Golden Gloves Boxer.
Sammie was the proud father of 6 children, 3 daughters and three sons which resulted in 10 grandchildren, 1 great grand and one on the way. Sammie proudly served his country in the United States Army. Sammie served in the military during Desert Storm. Sammie was a hard worker and ended his working career from Myers Industries after many years of hard work on August 1 2011 due to health issues. Sammie was a proud member of Disabled American Veterans Summit County Chapter 35. He was their Sergeant-At-Arms. Sammie joined Koinonia Apostolic Church in 2019. Sammie would study his Bible and keep journals of his Bible lessons as well as his life lessons. Sammie was a very caring and forgiving person. When life handed Sammie lemons, he made lemonade. He was a fighter in many ways; first as a boxer, then as a soldier in the US Army and now He’s in the Army of the Lord. Sammie loved to speak about the accomplishments of his children, childhood memories and his many military experiences.
Sammie enjoyed watching sports, especially boxing, going to the movies, eating out, going to concerts and going to the park and most definitely winning in the card game spades, while listening to his most favorite group of all time “Earth Wind and Fire”. He would sit for hours with his mother viewing his photo albums and reminiscing about the good old days.
Sammie is preceded in death by his father Sam Lee Long Sr, brother Terrance Long. He will be missed and remembered by his mother Betty Ann Long, sons Sammie Long III, Phillip Long, Lee Long, daughters Brigette Jordan, Temeka Long, Stephanie Long, brothers Donnie Long, Anthony Long, Timothy Long, Jimmy Long, sisters Sonya (Wilbur) DeShields, Sandra Long, Bonnie Long, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grand and one on the way.