William T. Long
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William T. Long
  • August 28, 1928 - December 15, 2017
  • Booneville, Mississippi

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William T. Long, 89, passed away, Friday, December 15, 2017, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born in Tishomingo County on August 28, 1928, to Harvey and Hester Gray Long. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After his military service, he moved to Racine, Wisconsin where he was a welder for Massey-Harris. On March 11, 1953, he married Helen Goodwin. They later moved back to Mississippi and he worked for Brown Shoe until his retirement. He was a cattle farmer and truck driver. He enjoyed bee keeping, gardening, fishing, and camping.

A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 17, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Tony Brown officiating, and a eulogy delivered by Mark Neeves. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 64 1/2years, Helen Long; one daughter, Judy (Jack) Gatti of Texas; one son, Jeff (Sharon) Long of Booneville; one sister, Rilla Chase of Booneville; one brother, Billy Wayne (Virginia) Long of Alabama; four grandchildren, Cameron Gatti, Zachary Gatti, Brittany (Adam) Frederick and Kaitlyn (Jake) Smith; and one great-granddaughter, Stella Frederick.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Roy Long and Fred Long.

Pallbearers are Johnny Duncan, Henry Green, Mackie Denson, Mac Gilland, Junior Cromeans, Jerry Myers, Dennis Wade and Odell Jourdon.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.