Dallas Long Obituary

Dallas Ray Long
Dallas Long
Dallas Ray Long

July 11, 1921 - January 31, 2010
Born in Fulton County, IL
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Dallas Long died Sunday at the Iowa Veterans Home in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held at Union Park Baptist Church, 821 Authur Avenue at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2010, with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Dallas was born July 11, 1921 in Fulton County, Illinois to Willie and Audrey Long.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eugene, Junior, and Howard Long; and his son, Dennis Long.

Dallas served in the Coast Guard and Navy in WWII. He retired from the Navy in 1967. He worked for 19 years at the Principal Financial Group as a Stationery Engineer. Dallas also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and volunteering at the Veterans Hospital.

Dallas was a member of the Union Park Baptist Church, The Fleet Reserve Association, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Navy Memorial Association.

Dallas is survived by his wife, Marjorie Etta; a daughter, Karen Sue Olson (Larry); and his son, Barry Wayne Long of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2010 at Westover Funeral Home. Family will be present from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Union Park Baptist Church.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, February 1, 2010
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Union Park Baptist Church
821 Arthur Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50316
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Union Park Baptist Church
821 Arthur Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316-1732