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 Joe Wylie Long

Joe Wylie Long

Birth
Holden, Johnson County, Missouri, USA
Death 16 Jan 2013 (aged 91)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 103785488 · View Source
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Birth name is Joseph Wylie Long.


Joe Wylie Long, age 91, of Aquilla, passed away early Wednesday afternoon, January 16, 2013 at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Dallas. Mr. Long was born December 31, 1921 in Holden, MO the son of Wylie E. and Maybelle Gillilan Long.

He attended Wilmeth Elementary school. Joe served his country with the United States Navy as a SeaBee during World War II. On February 27, 1946 he was united in marriage to Gladys Marie Keenum in Waco, who he met while working at Youngblood's Chicken Restaurant. Gladys preceded him in death on February 16, 2011.

Joe worked at the Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Waco for over 32 years before retiring in 1980. He also worked for Barsh Construction Company in Waco for 10 years. Joe was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Gholson. He enjoyed farming, working on antique tractors, shelling pecans and playing 42 and solitaire. He especially loved training horses.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis Long; brother, Bill Long; and sisters, Winnie Ragsdale and Frances Varner.

Survivors include; two daughters, Cathey Long Cook of Garland and Lanelle Long of Aquilla; a daughter-in-law, Vicky Long of Aquilla; a brother, Pete Long and wife Mary; a sister, Betty Sue Spencer; 5 grandchildren, Miki Land, Erin Long and special friend, Chris Slovak, Jon-Michael Cook and wife Stefani, Briana Ellis and husband Sammy, and Cody Long and fiancée Amber Smith; 7 great grandchildren, Haley, Trevor, Brayden, Troy, Cara, Tatum and Camden; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Gholson, with Rev. James Stevens officiating. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Garden of Memories near Hillsboro. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Aderhold Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Gholson.


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  • Maintained by: Lanelle
  • Originally Created by: Grave_Walker
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103785488
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Wylie Long (31 Dec 1921–16 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103785488, citing Hillcrest Garden of Memory Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Lanelle (contributor 47028648) .