James Edward Long, 82, of Burton, passed away February 25, 2018. He was born May 31,1935 to Burt Long and Ruby (Tift) Long-Ferry. He married the love of his life, Paula on July 27, 1957. He worked as an electrician for the Elwood Electric Company. James was an avid H.A.M. radio operator and enjoyed attending many H.A.M. conventions with his wife Paula and his many friends all over the United States. He liked to mow his lawn. He enjoyed bowling leagues, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his precious family and friends, including his cats Flip and Keisha.
He is survived by his son Bill (Barbara) Long of Burton, grandchildren Jonathan, Melissa, James, great grandchildren Mason and Austin and niece Sally Kittle. Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife Paula, brother Robert Long, sister Maxine Oros, and his step-father Thomas Ferry.
Cremation has taken place. A private committal service will be held at Welton cemetery.