William Long passed away following a long illness at 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Caldwell Medical Center in Paducah.
William was born on March 24, 1928, in Ohio County to Maurice and Violet Allen Long.
He was a Sr. Ranger at Lake Barkley where he worked under the direction of the state police. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a military veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, three brothers, Jack, Dudley and Danny Long; one son, Ron Long; one daughter, Christy Hill; and one step-daughter, Jeanie Marie Johnston.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Clark Long of Princeton; one sister, Norma Long of Somerset; three sons, Mark Long of Palm Bay, Fla., Kelly Long (and wife Dawn) of Cadiz and Nathan Long of Princeton; one step-daughter, Carrie Lynn Gray (and husband Jimmy) of Cadiz; daughter-in-law Cindy Long of Eddyville; several grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Clinton Long, Jacob Long, Chandler Long, Chuck Robinson, Jimmy Gray and Jesse Phillips. Honorary pallbearers were Lou Retalick, Kenneth Guinn and Rev. Archie Brock.