May 3, 1952 - Mar 29, 2018
Edwin “Ed” Long, 65, of Riverton passed away at his home on Thursday, March 29, 2018 surrounded by his family. A viewing will be Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 6, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Edwin Jack Long was born on May 3, 1952 in Riverton, WY to John Lawrence Long, Jr. and Mildred K. (Willman) Long. He attended schools in Riverton, Shoshoni, Hamilton Dome, and Laramie. After graduating high school in Greeley he attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO where he earned his Associates Degree in Agriculture Economics. He then attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO where he earned his Bachelors of Art in Industrial Arts Education.
On July 22, 1978 in Laramie WY he married his wife of 39 years, Vicky Lynn Hopkins. Together they had a son, Justin and a daughter, Shelby.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Elks in Riverton.
After college he was an educator in Riverton, WY and in Fairbanks and Nome, Alaska. He was a self- employed general contractor later owning and operating Livestock Liquors.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, playing darts, playing pool, and football. He loved being around his grandchildren. He was always helping people in any way he could. He will be remembered for his unique personality and humor.
He is survived by wife, Vicky; son Justin Long (Corinna), and their children, Tegan and Kaitlin; daughter, Shelby Shepherd (Shannon), and their children, Paige, Coltin, and Danie; mother, Mildred Long; brothers, Dan Long (Sherrie) and Jim Long; sister, Jennifer Long; brother-in-law, Bob Hopkins (Peggy); sister-in-law, Zondra Markle (Mike); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, John “Jack” Long; and grandson, Jayden Long.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.