ELIDA - Amos Long Jr., 83, died at 9:40 p.m. April 13, 2013, at VanCrest Health Care Center, Delphos.
He was born April 30, 1929, in Lima, the son of the late Amos Long and the late Emma Heil Long. On Dec. 31, 1953, he married Marjean F. Irvin, and she survives.
Mr. Long served in the 594th Transportation Group-Paris Detachment of the Army during the Korean War. He was owner of Long’s Swimming Pool and Long Lake Scuba. He retired from Ford Motor Company Lima Engine Plant. He also worked at Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton and was a talented welder. He was a proud member of the Ohio Boer Goat Association and founding member of the Lima Scubanauts, Gomer United Church of Christ, MEL Club of Ford Motor, Garrett Wykoff Lodge 585 Free & Accepted Masons, American Legion Post 96, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, Lima. Mr. Long was also a strong supporter of Boy Scouts of America, along with being an Eagle Scout, 4-H adviser, Red Cross Swimming Instructor and YMCA Scuba Instructor. The family cannot express enough thanks for the wonderful care he received from the VanCrest staff and Putnam County Homecare & Hospice.
Surviving are a son, Amos Oren (Michele) Long, of Elida; daughters, Donise (Jewel) Woodard, of Toledo, and Fara (Nathan) Ewing, of Elida; proud grandfather of five grandchildren, Adam and Christian Long, Thaddeus Woodward, and Codey and Colton Ewing; a sister-in-law, Donabelle Crider; and three nephews, Irvin (Shirley) Crider, Dr. Tony (Megan) Crider and Aaron (Lori) Crider.
He is also survived by his family from the heart, Emil (Betty) Allemier, the Art and Twink Miller family, the Kevin (Trina) Ballard family, the Nick (Joey) Ballard family, the Robert (Cindy) Anderson family, Linda Alger and Vern Hadding, and the Nate and Christy McCall family.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Val David Long; and a sister, Miriam Long Harter.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.
Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pastor Mike Hartman will officiate. Interment will be in Pike Run Cemetery, Gomer, with military rites by VFW Post 1275 and United States Army.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Gomer United Church of Christ, American Township Fire Dept or Putnam County Homecare & Hospice
Online condolences may be made to the family at chamberlainhuckeriede.com.