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Joseph L. Long

Joseph L. Long, 71, of West Lafayette, IN, died at 9:00 AM Friday March 14, 2014 in his home .He was born April 7, 1942, in Lafayette, IN, to the late Clarence B. and Meredith Irwin Long. He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School class of 1960. Joseph served in the United States Navy from January 9, 1964 to December 18, 1967.He married Joyce A. Woodruff in 1969 and she passed away on February 9,2000 .Joseph was a member of the local 668 IBEW,worked at Caterpillar as an electrician and retired in 2002.Member of the Eagles #347,VFW1154, American Legion Post #11. He enjoyed collecting classic cars, spending time on the river and being with his family and friends. Surviving are his sons- Jody Long ,Gaylord,MI and Jamie Long(Michelle) of West Lafayette.His brother Clarence Paul Long Sr. of Lafayette,sisters,Mona Long-Lafayette, Louise Long,Lois Long,Julis Garvey of Califorinia.Preceeded in death by a brother Charles Edward Long Aug. 8,1952 in the Korean War.He lived life on his terms,had an imagination unlike any other.Visitation will beTuesday from 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM March 18, 2014 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel with funeral at 11:00 . J. William Overbay officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park.You may sign the guest book and leave memories at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2014
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