David was born in St. Maries, ID, on August 4, 1950, to Alfred and Frances (Fulton) Long.
He was raised in Coeur d’Alene and Plummer.
David was a veteran and served in the US Navy.
After his discharge he returned to North Idaho.
David married Gayle Long on July 19, 1999, in Phoenix, AZ.
He was a logger by trade and was currently working for Lanier Brugh as a truck driver.
David loved old cars and airplanes.
He enjoyed researching history, especially World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle of Rathdrum, ID; three children: Allison Long, Brittany Long, and Ben Long; three step-children: Sandy Holding, Kevin Marsh, and Staci Nees; 10 grandchildren: Kaytlin, Andrew, Taylor, Preston, Hannah, Cameron, Hunter, Anya, Olivia, and Emma; brother Jerry Long; two sisters: Ida Franklin and Connie Long; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family; special pet Sadie.
David is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Lynda.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Inland Northwest Chapter, 140 S. Arthur, Suite 610, Spokane, WA 99202.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, and 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday May 15, 2013, at the English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls, ID.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at ENGLISH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1700 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID.
Burial with military honors will be at the Pinegrove Cemetery in Rathdrum, ID.
Please sign David’s guest registry and view online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com