A memorial service for Will Roy “Bill” Long, 76, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel, with a private interment in Rocky Creek Cemetery. He died Friday, Sept 14, 2012, in the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center, Bonham.

Bill was born April 10, 1936, in Brownwood. He was a 1954 Brownwood High School graduate, attended Lon Morris College and served his country in the U.S. Army. He spent most of his career in sales in the Dallas Metroplex and owned several businesses while living in Brownwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelda Seward Long and Roy Long; his aunts, Gladys Seward, Sadie Seward Braat, Opal McKenzie Havens; and uncles, Ellis Seward and Ray Long.

He is survived by his former wife, Lynn Harris Long of Arlington; sister, Ann Jones and husband Jimmy of Brownwood; a step-daughter, Jan Kent and husband Dale of Durant, Okla.; step-sons, John Harris, and Scott Harris; grandchildren, Denny Applewhite, Corbin Harris, Mallory Harris, Tristin Harris; and great-grandchildren, Ryan, Maryssa and Reid Applewhite; nephews, Marc and Jason Jones; and cousins Barbara Seward Taylor, Nan Seward Mello, Nancy Braat, Sam Seward, Steven Long, John McKenzie, and Joe McKenzie.

Memorials may be sent to your favorite charity or the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center, 3016 Milam Dr., Brownwood, TX 76801. Condolences can be offered to the family at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.