Henry “RS” Long, age 89, of Lima died 6:04 p.m., Sunday January 19, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born on July 25, 1924 in Seale, Alabama to the late Archie and Dicey Williams Long.
He retired as a cook from Alpine Village. He was a faithful member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons Leroy Long of Lima and Sean Egler of Findlay, Ohio; five daughters Akima Long of Bellefontaine, Jeanette Sanders of Marysville, Ohio, Cheryl Kinchen and Brigil Egler of Bellefontaine and Francine Long of California; two brothers Benzel (Louise) Long of Seale, Alabama and John B. Miles of Lima. Also surviving is a host of nieces and nephews and family, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sons – Henry Jr., Joe Louis, and Larry “RC” Long, four brothers – Bobby Sr., Archie, Arthur, and Joe Long; two sisters Ina Long and Willie Word.
Memorial services will be at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 S Union Street, Lima, OH 45804. Rev. Arnold Manley will officiate.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.