Dwight “Junior” Long, Jr., age 91, of Latham, Ohio passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. He was born September 24, 1930 in Huntington Township, Ohio, son of the late Dwight “Jack” Long and Mary Rinehart Long. On April 23, 1948, Junior was united in marriage to Rosilee Mae Williams, who proceeded him in death on April 11, 2021. Surviving are four children, Rick (Jeannine) Long of Dublin, Ohio, Eric (Rebecca) Long of Latham, Ohio, Cathy (David) Brewster of Latham, Ohio and Scott (DeeDee) Long of Piketon, Ohio; twelve grandchildren, Jared (Molly) Long, Brant (Lori) Long, LeAndra (Micah) Doyel, Brya (Tyler) Jimison, Meredith (Sean) Johnson, Hilary (Johnathan) Stewart, Brock Brewster, Matthew (Chasta) Brewster, Jillian Brewster, Brody Long, Aubrey Long and Brinley Long, twenty-one great grandchildren and two sisters Connie (Gary) Scott and Elaine Damron, both of Chillicothe, Ohio. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Long, a sister Jeanette Rutter Hannah and a grandson, Ryan Nathaniel Long.
Junior who always said, “his only hobby was working”, spent 34 years as the owner of Long’s General Store in Latham, Ohio, opening at 6 am each and every morning (8 am on Sundays) and closing at 11 pm each night. Upon his retirement from the store business in 1994, Junior continued his “hobby” by turning his now undivided attention to his other passion, the buying and selling of real estate and timber land. Junior operated LRM Limited, LLC (Long Realty and Mortgage) until a broken hip necessitated his retirement in 2019. Junior enjoyed spending time across the road at the “Liar’s Bench” in front of the store with friends and sharing stories and catching up on the “local news” with his customers at the office next door.
The Long family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the dedicated, caring, and wonderful ladies who took such excellent care of our parents during their final three years. We couldn’t have asked for any better.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Jon Wisecup officiating. Burial will follow in East Cemetery in Latham. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at New Covenant Church of Christ in Christian Union and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Dwight Long, Jr. may be made to LRM Limited, Attn: Junior Long Scholarship Fund, 8304 State Route 124 Latham, Ohio 45646.