As originally published on Saturday,
November 28, 2009.
W. "Doc" Long, 78, of Knoxville, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009,
at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
14, 1931, in Middletown, he was the son of the late Leslie H. and Nellie
Mr. Long was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.
Doc was employed as a milk truck driver for 40 years, having worked for
the Dairymen Co. and the Maryland Co-op. For the last five years he was
employed with Superfresh in Brunswick.
was a member of the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro
and the Boonsboro Family Worship Center.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty J. (Paulsgrove) Long;
three daughters, Brenda Shirley of Fredericksburg, Va., Rebecca and her
husband, Robert Nelson, of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Carolyn and her
husband, Rick Decker, of Cumberland; one son, Jeff McDonald and his
wife, Peggy, of Stephson, Va.; three grandsons, Ricky Shirley Jr. and
his wife, Becky, Jacob Nelson, and Jason McDonald and his wife, Callie;
four granddaughters, Brittany and her husband, Chris, Allyson and Ashela
Decker and Heather McDonald; one great-grandson, Jay McDonald; one
great-granddaughter, Lexi; one brother, Leslie Long Jr. and his wife,
Rosetta, of Middletown; and two sisters, Viola Bussard and her husband,
Francis, of Frederick, and June Marsh of Middletown.
Long was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, Maurice, Austin, Huey
and Lewis; and his sisters, Betty Doub, Eleanor Blickenstaff, Iona
Grossick and Marcelene Miller.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Boonsboro
Family Worship Center, 7605 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Jack
C. Payne Jr. will officiate. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial
visit beginning at noon Sunday, Nov. 29, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home,
7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The family will receive friends from
6 to 8 p.m. There also will be viewing at the church one hour prior to
the service on Monday