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William W. Long, Sr., November 21, 1924~January 16, 2018

Long copyWilliam W. Long, Sr., 93, of West Fork passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  He was born November 21, 1924 in Watts, OK. to George N. and Goldie Mae Long.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank and Norman Long; two half-sisters; two half-brothers; and one grandchild, Tony.

He worked as a mechanic for most of his life and also took correspondence courses to work in the electronic field.  Bill loved playing guitar and mandolin and singing in church.  He also loved fishing, boating and camping.  Above all, he loved his wife, Artie, of 71 years, his children and grandchildren.  Bill was a member of Hyland Park Assembly of God Church (formerly Central Assembly) since 1955.

He is survived by his wife, Artie Long, of the home; a son, Walter Long and wife, Cresa of Winslow; a daughter, Patricia Standifer and husband, Larry of West Fork; a daughter, Pamela Thaler of West Fork; grandchildren, Patrick, Chrissie, Tonya, Angie, Rebecca, Jennifer, Jessica, Sarah, Tony, Kendra, Taylor, Kateasha and Will; 19 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Monday, January 22, 2018 at Beard’s Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Hyland Park Assembly of God where he was a member.  Bill loved his church and church family.  He was devoted to God, praying until the end.  Pastors Brad Redding and Dean Jones will be officiating.  Interment will follow in West Fork Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

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    Bob Sweigart » 19. Jan, 2018

    I was so very very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a good man to his very core. My kindest regards and warmest thoughts are with you as you remember this great man and the life well lived.

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    Thank you for your sympathies. We have been truly blessed to have had him for so many years. – Artie Long, Walter, Patti & Pam

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    Bob, Thank you for your sympathies. You are correct about dad. – The Long Family

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    A and Jackie Rozell » 20. Jan, 2018

    To the Family Of Bill Long… You have our love and sympathy in your time of your loss of our friend Bill, He was a very good man and will be missed in the hearts of every one who knew him. We remember the times we all used to get together for a picnic after church, great times to remember. We love you Artie and will be praying for you and your family in this time of sadness

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    A & Jackie Rozell, Thank you for your sympathies. Dad was such a wonderful husband & father but more important a wonderful Christian model to live by. – The Long Family

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    A & Jackie Rozell, Thank you for your sympathies. We as children have been truly blessed with a man who was such a great Christian role model. – The Long Family

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    Carolyn Walker » 20. Jan, 2018

    Walter and Cresa, Pam, Patty and families and to your mom, Roy and I send our love and prayers to you. Mr. Long was such a kind and gentle man. So sorry for the big empty spot left in your family.
    Roy and Carolyn Walker

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    Carolyn & Roy, Thank you for your sympathies. – The Long Family

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    Dennis Hinkle » 21. Jan, 2018

    Sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Remembering the Long family at this time.

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    Dennis, Thank you for your sympathies. – The Long Family

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    Viola McHenry » 21. Jan, 2018

    David and I are sick so may not make it to the funeral. I’m so sorry. We love your parents and are thankful for their effect on our life. The Lord bless is our prayer. Viola McHenry

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    Viola & David, Hope you are feeling better. Thank you for your sympathies at this time of sadness. Give mom a call she would love to hear from friends. – The Long Family

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    Name » 23. Jan, 2018

    I am so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing! We have just got back from Houston my cousin Dan Norwood passed also, so just hearing about this! I truly loved Bill, he was a wonderful man and lifelong friend! I have so many happy memories with all of you, and will always hold him in my heart! Our prayers are with all of you Artie, we love you dearly!

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    Norwood Family, So sorry for your loss as well. Dad is truly missed. Feel welcome to give mom a call anytime. – The Long Family

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    Phyllis Cheshier » 30. Jan, 2018

    Bill was a good friend….we were his pastors for seventeen years…1953 – 1970. We were blessed to be able to renew fellowship with he and Artie in 1992 when we retired. He will be missed!
    My love to Artie, Walter, Patty and Pam and their families. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Pamela » 07. Feb, 2018

    Phyllis Cheshier, So good to hear from you. God’s blessings on you. Thank you for your sympathies. Feel free to call mom anytime. – The Long Family