Fred Long - 1943-2009
Frederick Kenneth Long, 65, of Ashland, husband of Judith Long, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, 2009, following an extended illness.
Fred was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Raleigh County, W.Va., a son of Evelyn Bryant Long of Barrett, W.Va., and the late Frank Long.
Fred retired as a safety coordinator after 35 years of service with AEP. He was a member and former elder of Westwood Christian Church, a member and former chairman of the Boyd County Board of Education and a member of the Ashland Community College Board of Trustees for a number of years. He was a Kentucky colonel. One of his proudest accomplishments was being heavily involved in the construction of the Boyd County High School baseball field.
Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Judith Downs Long of Ashland; a son, Brian Long of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Kelli Long of Ashland; his mother, Evelyn Long of Barrett, W.Va.; a brother, Frank Long Jr. of Barrett; and a host extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Westwood Christian Church by Tim Ingram, minister. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Parker, Kenny Parker, Alvin Parker, Jay Woods, Jeff McFarlin, John Ruggles, Kenny Downs and Keith Downs. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Shelton, Cy Reynolds, Jim Coburn, Steve Helms, Dan Blanton, Larry Cripple, Bob McCarty and Wayne Whitt.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Fred's memory be made to the Westwood Christian Church Building Fund, 424 Wheatley Road, Ashland, KY 41101.