James Henry Long, 83, of College Station, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 12, 2011, at his residence. A memorial service honoring his life is set for 2 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2011, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan with Dr. George Klett officiating.
James was born March 2, 1928, in Fairfax, Oklahoma, to Orval and Agnus Long. Graduating from Texas A&M University in 1949, he was a proud member of the Fightin Texas Aggie Marching Band and Corps of Cadets. He is a veteran of the US Army and served in the artillery during the Korean War.
James married Edith Long on March 7, 1953. He worked for Phillips Petroleum for more than 30 years. He has lived in College Station since 1991 and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Edith Long in 2004, his daughter Mary Long in 1979, and his parents.
Survivors include his sister, Madeline Younglove; son-in-law, James Hill; and sister-in-law, Eva Steed.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to his caregiver Rhonda Ransom, as well as his other caregivers.
Memorial donations may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 220 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station, TX 77845.