George Clifton Long
May 18, 1944 – January 31, 2021
George Clifton Long, age 76 passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. George was born May 18, 1944 in Dover, Delaware to Ernest Long of Frederic, Delaware and Mildred Coffin of Dagsboror, Delaware.
George graduated from Decater High school in Berlin, Maryland. He joined the United States Army in 1963. He served 3 tours in Vietnam, spent 4 years in Germany, and came back and retired at Fort Hood, Texas in 1984. After retirement he joined the Copperas Cove Bass Club where he fished in a lot of tournaments all over Texas. He loved Nascar. As a huge fan he hardly ever missed a race. He enjoyed reading Louis Lamar western novels, getting outside to mow on his big riding mower, or help working on cars with his son.
He is preceded in death by his mother Mildred Whealton, father Ernest Long and brother Richard Whealton and Aubery Whealton.
He is survived by wife Elizabeth J Long, daughter Mary Anne Long-Mcwaters husband Mark Mcwaters, son Jack Bruce Long and wife Brenda Bebee-Long, one grand son Shane Long and Alisha Long and great grand sons Spencer Rice and Wyatt Rice all of Copperas Cove, Texas. Brothers Elisha Whealton and wife Lynette and John and Brenda Whealton, all of Georgetown Delaware, a sister Mildred Christiansen her husband Lonnie of Shiloh, NC , sister in law Soon Won of Hawaii.
A memorial service for George will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 211 W Avenue B, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com for the Long family.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
George Clifton Long
February 10, 2021
George was a very respected friend of the family. He used to hang out at my father's (John Marlin Brown) service station across from Stephen Decatur High School. He also would visit our home on Williams St. in Berlin often. He was actually friends with all of the family as were his brothers. I believe but i am not sure that we may be blood related. May he rest in peace, i will always remember George the way i seen him in his Army picture. I know that mom and dad had pictures of George but my brother has all of those. Take care there and God Bless.
February 9, 2021
Dad, You were always like a second father to me. I will always remember how you teased me growing up and sharing fishing stories. My heart breaks but I know you are at peace. My prayers are with mom, Bruce, MaryAnne and all of the family.
February 8, 2021
George, We will miss you so much, such a wonderful person, and hard working family man!! Thank you for your service for our country! Condolences to all the family.. love to all, one grieving mail lady and friend to all, actually two grieving mail ladies who loved seeing you come out to the mailbox. George, thanks for the fond memories and chats.. so grateful to have met your family!!
February 5, 2021
Mr. Long was a great neighbor and great friend I will miss him.
Condolences to the Long family.
From Samuel Melendez and family.
Next door neigbor.