Clyde 'Butch' Long, 67

Clyde “Butch” William Long, Jr., 67, Gas City, died at Marion General Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. 

He was born in Marion to the late Clyde William Long, Sr., and Bessie (Craig) Boucher-Beekman. 

Butch retired from General Motors/Fisher Body.  He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.  He held lifetime memberships with AMVets and DAV, and he was also a member of the Van Buren American Legion Post No.368.  Butch was an avid Tony Stewart, A.J. Foyt, and Neil Bonnett race fan.  He was involved with many organizations including The Angel Tree, V.A., Salvation Army, and Big Brother.  Butch was a mentor, a friend to many, and very close to his family.

Those surviving Butch include his siblings, Susan Siders, LaFontaine, John (Janet) Long, Payne, Ohio, Sue Wilson, Marion, Joanne Marcella, Arizona, Floyd Boucher, Arkansas, Evon Gerardot, Monroeville; nieces, Lynn Siders, Rachel Long, and Brooke Long; and many other nieces and nephews.                

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by siblings, William “Bill” Foreman, Hazel Hanthorn, Art Boucher, Jerry Boucher, Bob Boucher, and Don Boucher; and brother-in-law, Bill Siders.

A funeral service for Butch will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with Charlie Hall officiating.  Burial will be in Marion National Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204; Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, 2960 N. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46208; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Posted on 2016 Jan 27