Billy Gene Long, 74, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 3:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31st at Providence Cemetery with Chaplain Michael Stone officiating.
Billy was born May 18, 1947, in Faught, Lamar County, Texas the son of John A. and Alene Bowden Long.
He was a lifelong highway construction worker having worked for Austin Bridge, J. H. Shears & Sons Construction, Buster Paving, Drewery Construction, and Longview Bridge in multiple areas of Texas and Kansas.
He was married to Dale Leone Long for 32 years. Billy is a member of Providence Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed tinkering in his home workshop.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, son, John Michael Long and Joey Allen Long, daughter-in-law Sherri Long, sister, Linda Dossey, and brother-in-law, Billy Dossey.
Survivors include his wife, Dale, son, Scott Long & wife Roxann, daughter, Melissa & husband John Jeter, daughter-in-law, Rebecca Long, 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, the mother of his children, Rita Murphy, special cousin, Tommy Long and a niece and nephews along with a host of friends.
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