Donald F. Long, a lifelong resident of West Jefferson passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2021.
He graduated from West Jefferson High School in 1954 and was a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame, He enjoyed all sports and was a fan of the Buckeyes as well as both the Cleveland Browns and Indians.
Don was preceded in death by his parents Delsie and James Long, sister Norma Jean, brothers Edward, Ralph, and Jack, sisters-in-law Virginia (Ed), Betty (Ralph), Genevieve (Jack), and brother-in-law Don Marsh (Mary). He is survived by his wife of 61 years Rosemary Rice Long, daughters Juli and Jill Long, sister Mary Long Marsh and sister-in-law Iris Long (Ed), and six nieces.
Don Loved animals, especially his granddogs. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Madison County, 2020 OH-142 NE, West Jefferson, OH, 43162.
Following the family’s wishes, the services will be private. Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main Street, West Jefferson, OH, 43162, assisted the Long family.