Wayne Everett Long Jr., 69, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully at his home July 13, 2020. He was born July 14, 1950 in Harrisonville, MO to Wayne Sr. and Alice (Johnson) Long.
Wayne was united in marriage to Twyla Antisdel on May 31, 2003 in Independence, MO. He spent the majority of his working career as a contract negotiator for Sprint, before retiring in 2009. Wayne was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Independence, MO. He was the president of the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA), and was a member of a choir ground in Independence. Wayne was also the sexton of the Sutton Cemetery outside of Baldwin City, KS. He enjoyed running, golfing, boating, fishing, taking walks, playing tennis, and spent hours submerging himself in the history of the United States with a special fondness for The Kennedy’s. He and Twyla loved to take international trips and learn about the history and culture of where they were traveling. Above all Wayne cherished his his family and friends spending countless hours attending sporting and school events. He solidified his passion and his commitment to his family by donating the gift of life to his beloved twin brother Dewayne.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Twyla Long of Blue Springs, MO; daughter, Suzanne Wagener (Kevin Singleton) of Grain Valley, MO; step-daughters, Jennifer Dover and husband Steven of Louisburg, KS, Margaret Perez and husband Domingo of Strasburg, VA, Katie Deterding (Marty Mothersbaugh) of Shawnee, KS, Jessie Whelan and husband Jon of Raymore, MO; grandchildren, Kiley, Kole, and Kaden Wagener, Ashton, Ali, T.J. and Julia Dover, Ayden Deterding, Logan and Dylan Mothersbaugh, Wyatt, Catalina, and Soledad Perez, Tyson, Bryant, and Clark Whelan; brother, Dewayne Long and wife Cheryl of Raymore, MO; half-sister, Bonnie Please of Keller, Texas; nephew, Brandon Long and wife Claire Long of Grandview, MO. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Sr. and Alice Long; brother, Mike Long; half-brother, Jim Barnes; nephews Jimmie Barnes and Travis Long.
His family will receive friends and family from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Sutton Cemetery near Baldwin City, KS. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Sutton Cemetery. Memories of Wayne and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Jackson County ordinance all attendees will be required to wear a face mask*