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Denver Ray Long

October 5, 1936 — September 16, 2023

Owensboro, KY 42301

Denver Ray Long

Denver Ray Long, 86, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023. He was born in Parsons, West Virginia to the late Walter and Tina Long.

Mr. Long grew up in West Virginia where he learned how to work hard even as a boy. He went on to become a machinist at Ward Machinery, retiring after more than thirty years of service. He valued time with family and thoroughly enjoyed camping with them. He was also an avid football fan and when it came to college ball, he stayed true to his roots, cheering on the West Virginia Mountaineers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Long in 2004 and several siblings.

Denver is survived by four children, Sheila Whitacre (Lynn) of High View, WV, William “Bill” M. Long (Sunny) of Manchester, Maryland, David P. Long (Nancy) of McKinney, TX and Ryan Long (April) of Owensboro; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patty Tracy (Bill).

In keeping with Mr. Long’s directive, no services are scheduled. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

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