Willie Charles 'Charlie' Long, 77, husband of Lois Mae Long, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born December 24, 1938 in Limestone County, AL, Charlie was a son of the late Willie Clyde and Magnolia Green Long.
A U.S. Marine veteran, Charlie was a retired mason with the River City Development in Louisville for 35 years and a member of the Orangeburg Christian Church. Charlie loved his family very much and was a wonderful husband to his loving wife Lois. He and Lois built the house where they have called home for many years. They enjoyed traveling all over the United States camping, fishing, taking train rides and seeing new places. They also loved going on cruises. A member of the local VFW, Charlie was a very patriotic man and loved watching patriotic movies and westerns. Besides his devoted wife, he is survived by: their children, William (Dorothy) Long of Fleming County, Bradley Long of Jacksonville, FL, Myra Long (Greg) McNeese of Pulaski, TN, Donna Marie Moore of Carlton, MI, John (Mary) Bassett of Chelsea, MI, Susan (Mike) Rakotz of Gastonia, NC, Jody Williams of Prestonsburg, KY, and Shawn (Lori) Williams of Smithfield, NC; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Helen Joy King, Jerry (Annette) Long, Nancy Lovell, and Grady Long all of Athens, AL. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, Billy Allen Bassett; and a brother, Marion Francis 'Gus' Long.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Orangeburg Christian Church in Mason County. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Friday, March 18th at the Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home and 12-2pm on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with graveside military rites performed by the W.N. Fant American Legion Post #5 and the Franklin Sousley VFW Post #1834. Pallbearers will be William Long, Bradley Long, Greg McNeese, Shawn Williams, Jody Williams, Mike Rakotz, and John Bassett.
5-8 pm Friday, March 18, 2016 at Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home and 12-2pm Saturday at Orangeburg Christian Church
2:00 pm Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Orangeburg Christian Church
Mt. Carmel Cemetery