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Harry L. Long

November 22, 1938 — December 21, 2023

Fort Recovery, Ohio

Harry Lee Long, 85, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Presimmon Ridge Rehab in Portland, Indiana.

He was born on November 22, 1938, in Jay County, Indiana, to the late Charles and Vivian (Bryan) Long.

Harry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rita (Long) Long, whom he married on June 20, 1959; his children, Mark (Sharon) Long of Fort Recovery, and Pamela (Russ) Hancock of Greensburg, Indiana; his grandchildren, Justin (Kelly) Pruitt of Indianapolis, and Kelly Long of Fort Recovery; and his great granddaughter, Nora.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his sons, David Long and Curt "Pup" Long; and his grandson, Shane Long.

Harry was a 1956 graduate of Madison Township High School in Jay County. In 1956 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served his country honorably until he was discharged in 1958. Harry worked for Sheller Globe in Union City for 26 years. He then joined FCC in Portland where he worked until he retired in 2003. Harry also drove semi for Wendel Poultry in Fort Recovery off and on throughout the years.

In his early years, Harry enjoyed riding horses and bowling. He also enjoyed playing golf from time to time. Classic cars had a special place in Harry's heart. He owned a beautiful and pristine red 1954 Chevy Bel-Air hard top, which he enjoyed showing off.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Fort Recovery.

Guests may visit with Harry's family on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. 

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Harry L. Long, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home

308 S Wayne St, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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308 S Wayne St, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Mass

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church

403 Sharpsburg Road, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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