GALLIPOLIS FERRY — James Woodrow "Woodie" Long, 90, of Gallipolis Ferry, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington.
He was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Gallipolis Ferry, a son of the late Isaac Long and Dimple Francis (Neal) Long.
Woodie was a member of Faith Gospel Church in Gallipolis Ferry, and a well-known and respected homebuilder in Mason County.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Long; and two sisters, Carolyn Taylor and Bonnie Harper.
Woodie is survived by his wife, Helen Virginia (Henry) Long, whom he married April 12, 1990; stepsons Fred (April) Pyles and Bob (Marybeth) Pyles, of Gallipolis Ferry, and David (Connie) Pyles, of Dickson, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary (Estille) Meaige and Shirley (Donnie) Sergent, of Gallipolis Ferry; one brother, Earl Long, of Gallipolis Ferry; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Faith Gospel Church in Gallipolis Ferry, with pastors Dee Keith and Joe Hammack officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Henderson. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, and again one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.
For those considering an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given to: Faith Gospel Church, c/o of Joyce Bush, P.O. Box 116, Gallipolis Ferry, WV 25515, to be used for the Beams Bible Education and Missionary Service, which sends bibles to missionaries.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.