Max Long


Max Long, 83, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his home.

He was born June 3, 1934, in Upshur County, a son of the late Audra Long and Margaret Chandler Long Courtney.

On Aug. 1, 1956, he married Joyce Antoinette Barnette, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 2013.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Justin Long; two brothers, Hunter and Bob Long; two sisters, Betty Lantz and Dixie Long; and one sister-in-law, June Lane.

He is survived by one son, Hunter Long and wife, Rochelle, of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Sean Long and wife, Sarah, and Brandon Long and wife, Gabrielle, all of Buckhannon; two great-granddaughters, Victoria Kurzrock and Ryleigh Long both of Buckhannon; one great-grandson, Paxton Long of Buckhannon; one brother-in-law, Bill Barnette and wife, Ruby, of Tuscon, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Long was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a member of the Clarksburg Musicians Union and was a truck driver.

A graveside service was held 1 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon with Pastor Brian Sinclair officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.