Beards Funeral Chapel

855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-8551

William W. Long Sr.

West Fork, AR

1924 - 2018

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Published: January 21, 2018

William W. Long Sr., 93, of West Fork, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. He was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Watts, Okla., to George N. and Goldie Mae Long.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank and Norman Long; two half-sisters; two half-brothers; and one grandchild, Tony.

He worked as a mechanic for most of his life and also took correspondence courses to work in the electronic field. Bill loved playing guitar and mandolin and singing in church. He also loved fishing, boating and camping. Above all, he loved his wife, Artie, of 71 years, his children and grandchildren. Bill was a member of Hyland Park Assembly of God Church (formerly Central Assembly) since 1955.

He is survived by his wife, Artie Long, of the home; a son, Walter Long and wife, Cresa of Winslow; a daughter, Patricia Standifer and husband, Larry of West Fork; a daughter, Pamela Thaler of West Fork; grandchildren, Patrick, Chrissie, Tonya, Angie, Rebecca, Jennifer, Jessica, Sarah, Tony, Kendra, Taylor, Kateasha and Will; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Beard's Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Hyland Park Assembly of God where he was a member. Bill loved his church and church family. He was devoted to God, praying until the end. Pastors Brad Redding and Dean Jones will be officiating. Interment will follow in West Fork Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel.

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