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Joseph Paul Long

December 15, 1951 — September 15, 2023

Joseph Paul Long

December 15, 1951 – September 15, 2023

We honor and celebrate the Inspiring Life of JOSEPH PAUL LONG. Joseph will be cherished and remembered through the legacy of his family and friends.


Joseph P. Long, 71, of Las Vegas, NV passed away on Friday, September 15th following a short but heroic fight with Oral Cancer. He was born in Ashville, NC and grew up in Harrogate, TN until moving to Knoxville, TN his senior year of high school. He was a loving and steadfast husband to Dea Long for 28 years. He was a loving and supportive father to Shaun, Jade (sp. Marcos) and Rachel. Joe was blessed to have a large and extended family including siblings, numerous cousins, nieces/ nephews and more. 

As was often said of him, Joe never met a stranger and was blessed to have countless friends from all over the world. Joe was a graduate of Hiwassee College and the University of Phoenix and always had a strong passion for learning.

Joe served with great pride in the United Stated Air Force as an Air Refueler (Boom Operator) and retired after 21 years of service. Following his Air Force career, Joe joined the Kingston Post Office and was a staple in the community during the 13 years he was a clerk. Despite his retirement he continued to keep in touch with many post office coworkers and regular customers.
Joe loved his family and friends and loved getting to know new friends. He will be greatly missed.


A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11AM inside the Legacy Lounge at Inspired Life Memorials, located at 311 N. Buffalo Dr., Suite B, Las Vegas, NV 89145. For those that are unable to attend in-person, the service will be live streamed on the Inspired Life Memorials YouTube Channel. To access the service and participate online, please follow the link below:

In lieu of flowers please donate to one of the following:  Head and Neck Cancer Alliance at   Las Vegas Breast Cancer Warriors at  or any cancer society of your choice. 

Additionally, please feel free to sign the digital guest book below to leave a loving message or positive memory of Joseph with the family.

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