BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Porter E. Long, 85, of Bowling Green, KY passed away Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Greenview Hospital at 6:29 a.m.
Porter was born in Smiths Grove, KY on December 1, 1927 and was the son of the late William L. and Elizabeth Stephenson Long. He was also preceded in death by eight brothers: Luther, Elmer, Leonard, Oral, Charles, Artie, Chester and Stokes Long.
Porter was a realtor and auctioneer for Long Realty and Auction Co. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and veteran of the U. S. Army having served in WW II. He was an avid Bowling Green High School Purples Fan. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Deana Head Long, one son Steve Long (Jo Evelyn) of Bowling Green and one daughter Dottie Wimpee (Tim) of Bowling Green, one brother Robert Long (Jane) of Bowling Green, four grandchildren Jody Long (Angel), Kasi Long, Brette Wimpee and Ryanne Wimpee, also two great grandchildren Bryan and Jackson Long, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel, with the funeral at 10:00 am Friday at the funeral home, burial will be in Bowling Green Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
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