Clifton R. Long
Entered Into Eternal Rest
Thursday, August 25, 2016
23 March 1945 - 25 August 2016
Clifton "Ray" Long, age 71, passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 25, 2016. He was a resident of Greenwood.
He was born in Seymour on March 23, 1945 to his parents, the late Clifton Beach and Sarah Bernadine (Haas) Long. Ray was a 1963 graduate of Seymour High School and went on to attend Franklin College and IUPUI. He served as a Combat Controller with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Ray retired in 2013 as a mechanical and electrical engineer for Automated Machinery in Cincinnati, OH. He was a member of the National Speleological Society, Air Commando Association, Combat Control Association and the Greenwood VFW and American Legion.
Ray enjoyed caving, hunting, fishing, gardening, riding his wave runner and kayaking in the Tampa Bay near his winter home.
He is survived by his wife, Connie J. (Walters) Long of Greenwood, whom he married on December 22, 2011 in Franklin. Ray is also survived by his children, S. Nanette (Kevin) Kastner of Indianapolis and M. Alison (Michael) Entringer of New Brunswick, Maryland; sister, Sally Beth (Steve) Acton of Seymour; and grandchildren, Madeline and Isaac Kastner.
Rest in Peace Brother