Jason T. Long Sr
Funeral services for Jason T. Long Sr., 48, of Chamberlain will be 1:00 pm Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Lower Brule Community Center in Lower Brule with burial in the Holy Comforter Episcopal Cemetery at Lower Brule, SD. Wake services will be Sunday at 7:00 pm at the Lower Brule Community Center in Lower Brule.
Jason was born 7/3/1970. He spent his childhood in Kansas and later at the age of 21 came home to his mother, Annette Wilson-Big Eagle and her husband Patrick Big Eagle and lived out his life in Lower Brule with his family until a few weeks ago from which he moved to Chamberlain, SD. Jason was very happy to have a new place.
He was also an enrolled member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.
Jason attended school at the United Sioux Tribes in North Dakota where he received a Business Management Certificate. He also received several associate degrees from Lower Brule Community College. His passions were business and people. Jason passions included fishing, cars, air brush and free hand tattooing. He also did piercings. He loved music and played lead guitar and drums. There was no instrument he could not play. He enjoyed cooking and working with technology, fixing computers and figuring out how everything worked. Jason was known for his kind heart, gentle speech, easy going manner and intelligence. He could even "sell air to a fish!"
He was employed at the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, worked in construction, and as a chef at Qdoba in Sioux Falls. He also worked at Tuffy's Bar and Grill in Lower Brule and he owned and operated Outside Connections Novelty Shop in Lower Brule. He was most proud of his business and being the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Program Director of T.E.R.O.
He made his home in several places such as Kansas, California, and South Dakota. Jason lived a full life and experienced many joys of his adventurous life. He accepted his fate and lived beyond his life expectancy. He was headstrong. It was just like him to do it "his" way and be good at it. He was loved by many and made many connections to people from all over. His business mind was always at work.
Jason passed away on February 1, 2019 at home in Chamberlain at the age of 48 years. Gratefully sharing his life are his wife Chela Long of California; eight children Freedom Long (Trudy Hood), Quinten Patterson of Brookings, Rose Graham of Utah, Justice Long of California, Jason Long Jr. of Lower Brule, Macy Byington of Mitchell, Lacosta Byington of Lower Brule, and Belle Long of Lower Brule; siblings Dustin Montoya of Lower Brule, Nancy Big Eagle of Pierre, Vaughn Big Eagle (Kim Rockwood) of Lower Brule, Jane Big Eagle (Randy Jandreau) of Lower Brule, and James Big Eagle of Huron; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents Patrick and Annette Big Eagle and his grandfather Alfred Young Ziegler.