MILTON — Charles Plymal Long, 89, husband of Gladys L. Long of Milton, W.Va, formerly of Apple Grove, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 7, 2013, surrounded by family at the home of his stepdaughter, Marjorie Templeton with whom he lived.
He was born April 9, 1924, in Mason County, a son of the late James Shirley Long and Anna F. (Conard) Long.
Charles was a graduate of Hannan High School, and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Potts Chapel Church in Apple Grove, attended Liberty Baptist Church of Culloden, W.Va., and retired from the Malleable Iron Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlottie E. Long; a daughter, Charlene Mead; one son, Charles Robert (Bobby) Long; three brothers, Estel, Otis, and Woodrow Long; and two sisters, Valeria Jane Long, and Vila Long.
Charles is survived in addition to his wife, by one brother, Rayburn (Bonnie) Long of Apple Grove; two grandsons, Robbie (Kourtney) Long of Gallipolis Ferry, and David Long of Tallahassee, Fla; two great grandsons, Dillon and Dawson Long of Gallipolis Ferry. Also surviving are two stepdaughters, Marjorie (Lewis) Templeton of Milton, and Charlene Kay (Jerry) Webb of Culloden; two stepsons, Roy (Beverly) Gillenwater of Milton, and Jack (Lawassa) Gillenwater of Milton; a son-in-law, Tim Mead of Pliny; 11 step grandchildren; 16 step great grandchildren, and 7 step great-great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor Kim Stone and Pastor James Jobe officiating. Burial will follow at Potts Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove, with military graveside rites given by the West Virginia Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank St. Mary's Medical Center and Hospice for all the care that was given to him, and the support that was given to the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.