Jay Newton Long, age 48, of Republic, MO, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at West Side Health Care. He was born December 5, 1963, in Lawrence County, MO, to James and Lena (Crawford) Long. He lived by the motto of the three L's Live, Love and Laugh, Jay enjoyed cooking, camping, fishing, and he went out of his way to take care of his fellow man, you could always depend on him to be there for you, Jay Truly lived his life to the fullest. He is survived by parents, James Long of Willard, MO and Lena Mayabb of Springfield; two brothers, James D. Long and wife Nancy of Everton and Darrell D. Long and wife Pam of Springfield; and a host of friends and family. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,Greene County. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Childrens Home and Mercy Hospice. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.