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Long, Hubert Melvin

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December 27, 1931 - May 24, 2020

Long, Hubert Melvin

On May 24, 2020 at 10:14 am, Hubert Melvin Long of Carrollton, Texas went to see the Lord at age 88.

Melvin, as he was known, was a loving husband, father of two, grandfather of two, and great grandfather of one. He was born December 27, 1931 to Alma Blanche and Toy Long in Carrollton, Texas.

Melvin graduated with honors from Carrollton High School in 1949.  He achieved the rank of Sergeant with the US Army while serving in the Korean War in the 1950s. He then worked as a manager and regional manager with A&P Food Stores. After 20 years with A&P, he joined Mrs. Bairds Bread as a route salesman where he remained until his retirement in 1995.

While with A&P he met and married his wife, Betty Sue Chow, whom he was married to for 51 years until her passing in 2009. Melvin and Betty raised two children, Wesley Glyn, 56 and Sheri Lyn, 54.

Melvin was an avid fisherman and a highly accomplished bowler. A true lover of sports, he admired Tom Landry and loved watching and attending his Dallas Cowboys football games. In addition, he rarely missed watching his Texas Rangers on television and regularly attended games. He was a proud and active member of The Grapevine Opry Association and loved country music. His favorite was Marty Robbins.  He was active in the Farmers Branch Senior Center and the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce. He loved old westerns and collected John Wayne movies. He was a long-time active member of the First Christian Church in Carrollton and later the Webb Chapel Church of Christ. Melvin loved travelling, especially to Branson, Missouri and once enjoyed a long trip through Alaska with his wife Betty.

In 2012 Melvin married Marshalleen Mitchell, also a 1949 Carrollton High School graduate. She has three children Annissa Mitchell, Melanie Hayes, and James Mitchell.  Melvin was proceeded I death by his mother Alma and father Toy.

He is survived by two brothers, Charles Long and Darrell Smith, his son, Wesley and his fiancée, Shelley; his daughter, Sheri; grandchildren, Megan Lee Long and Bradley Allen Long, and their mother Gail; great grandson, Elliot, his wife, Marshalleen and her children.

Melvin was an honest, hardworking, loving, and generous man who will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home Chapel, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00 am also at the North Dallas Funeral Home Chapel and burial will follow at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

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Beverly L. Chow Capps

April 22, 2021 12:39PM

Melvin was my ex Brother-in-law Betty was my husband Allen Chow. I touched base with him early 2020. He was always upbeat about everything and seemed pleased to hear from me. RIP Melvin.

Ann Hodge Ingram

June 08, 2020 2:34PM

Melvin worked with my dad, Cliff Hodge, at A & P for many years. They were good friends and my dad thought a lot of him

Ann Lovelace Anderson

June 08, 2020 2:10PM

I remember my brother, Allen J. Lovelace, speaking fondly of Melvin. They were Carrollton classmates graduating in 1949. They had a good friendship. Condolences for the family!

Blake Barnes

May 31, 2020 2:52PM

I always looked forward to seeing Melvin at the Opry and the chance to visit with him. He was always so kind and supportive. He will be missed greatly.

Lois Record

May 29, 2020 5:39PM

Rest in peace cousin. God bless the family.

Brenda Gribble

May 29, 2020 4:38PM

Melvin was such a special person. He loved life and enjoyed volunteering at the Grapevine Opry. He will be missed! Brenda & Rocky Gribble

Curtis and LaDonna Jones

May 29, 2020 12:55PM

Melvin was such a joy to everyone at the Grapevine Opry. He will surely be missed. Our Love and Prayers ❤️🙏❤️🙏

Sharon & John Pauly

May 29, 2020 11:22AM

Melvin will be missed. We have many fond memories of him from the Grapevine Opry. A true gentleman and always fun to be around.

Megan Long

May 28, 2020 11:08PM

We love you forever!