Dennis Norman "Denny" Long, 58, a resident of the Holly Meadows Community, Parsons, departed this life Saturday evening, Sept. 14, 2013, at his home. He had been in declining health, however his death was unexpected.
He was born Friday, Oct. 8, 1954, at Parsons, a son of Norman Abel Long, who survives and the late Cleta Mae Cross Long.
He was married to the former Sophie Marie Shreve, who survives in Almond, Wisconsin.
Also surviving are one daughter, Melissa Ann Long Jones and husband, Brian; and three grandchildren, Briar Scott Heckler, Damion Isaiah Jones and Izabelle Marie Jones, all of the Pheasant Run Community.
Denny was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1973. He was an employee of the former Lambert's Chevrolet Company, the former Wratchford Esso Service Station and he was an employee of the Kingsford Charcoal Company, where he retired. He was a hunter and fisherman. He was an avid hot rod enthusiast and race car driver at Eldora enjoying old muscle cars and motorcycles and he enjoyed going to concerts with his daughter.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., a Celebration of Life service will be conducted by Pastor Adam Snyder. At Denny's request, cremation will follow.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dennis Norman "Denny" Long. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.