Clifton “Ray” Long, age 71, passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 25, 2016. He was a resident of Greenwood.
He was born in Seymour on March 23, 1945 to his parents, the late Clifton Beach and Sarah Bernadine (Haas) Long. Ray was a 1963 graduate of Seymour High School and went on to attend Franklin College and IUPUI. He served as a Combat Controller with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Ray retired in 2013 as a mechanical and electrical engineer for Automated Machinery in Cincinnati, OH. He was a member of the National Speleological Society, Air Commando Association, Combat Control Association and the Greenwood VFW and American Legion.
Ray enjoyed caving, hunting, fishing, gardening, riding his wave runner and kayaking in the Tampa Bay near his winter home.
He is survived by his wife, Connie J. (Walters) Long of Greenwood, whom he married on December 22, 2011 in Franklin. Ray is also survived by his children, S. Nanette (Kevin) Kastner of Indianapolis and M. Alison (Michael) Entringer of New Brunswick, Maryland; sister, Sally Beth (Steve) Acton of Seymour; and grandchildren, Madeline and Isaac Kastner.
The Rev. Anthony Wilks will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted following the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Ray to the Cancer Center of Schneck Medical Center, 411 W. Tipton St. Seymour, IN 47274.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670
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