Franklin Willard Long Sr.


Franklin Willard Long Sr., 88, a resident of Brooklyn Heights Community, Parsons, passed from this life on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Davis Medical Center.

Frank was born Wednesday, March 29, 1933, in Otter Creek at the family farm in Tucker County, a son of the late Paul Bunyan Long and Alma Helen Waybright Long Nestor Paugh.

Frank had been married to Ruth Rosella Pifer Long, and had remained friends as they shared two children, Kathleen Coberly and Frank Long Jr., both of Parsons; two grandchildren he loved dearly, Eric Pennington and Jessica Long, both of Parsons; two brothers, Dennis Long and Robert W. “Bill” Long, both of Parsons; four sisters, Ruby Huffman of Lanesville, Trudy Helmick and husband, Rusty, of Hambleton, Judy Long McGuire of South Carolina and Nancy Wetzel of Ohio; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews; and a special companion, Sage, his Rottweiler that never left his side.

Preceding Frank in death besides his parents were four brothers, Boyd, Douglas, Steven and Lee; and one sister, Pauline Carr.

Frank attended the schools of Tucker County. He had logged with work horses, worked for several logging camps along with several sawmills too. He also worked for Hinchcliff, Kingsford and had retired from the U.S. Forest Service Department of Agriculture, North Eastern Forest Experiment Station Timber and Watershed Lab. An avid outdoorsman, Frank loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Rev James Snyder will officiate, and interment will follow in Long Family Cemetery at Otter Creek.

The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Franklin Willard Long.

Send online condolences to the family at www.hostetlerfuneralhome.com.