Roy B. Long, Sr., 70, of El Dorado, died Saturda, March 28, 2009 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Towanda United Methodist Church. Cremation will precede the services.


Roy B. Long, Sr., 70, of El Dorado, died Saturda, March 28, 2009 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Towanda United Methodist Church. Cremation will precede the services.

He was born May 30, 1938 in El Dorado, the son of John and Thelma (Welty) Long. Roy graduated from Rosalia High School and served in the United States Air Force for 22 years.

He was a member of the Baptist Religion. Roy loved to fish, bowl and watch KU play basketball.
During his career in the Air Force, he played basketball.

On June 20, 1977, he was married to Gloria De Russe in Rosalia.

Those he leaves including his wife of the home are: children, Roy B, Jr. and wife Teresa of El Dorado, Earl R. and wife Merrilee of Wichita, Lee Ann Long of Grandforks, N.D., Alfred Franks of El Dorado,  Alvin Franks and wife Luwanda of Jacksonville, Ark., Gloria Howell and husband Billy of Florida, Glenda Mayo and husband Dave of Maine, and Nina Davis of Augusta; brothers, Kenneth Long and wife Sandra of Yale, Okla., and Willis F. Long and wife Veda of El Dorado; sisters, Jessie Hefton Foster of Park City and Marilyn M. Fisher of Towanda; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the choice of the individual.  These may be left or sent to Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado, which has charge of the arrangements.

Condolences to the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com