Eugene Duane Long

Eugene Duane Long


Eugene Duane Long, age 69, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died on Monday, July 25, 2022 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born September 21, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of Georgia LaVerne Bishop Long, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and the late Gary Duane Long.

He was a Christian. Eugene was a 1970 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and worked as an electrician with U.S. Silica from May 6, 1976 until his retirement on December 31, 2018.

He served with the U.S. Air Force from October 28, 1971 until his honorable discharge at the rank of Sargent on October 27, 1975. He was the recipient of U.S. Silica’s Chairman’s Award for the year 2000.

Eugene enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 44 years, Penny Suzanne McBee Long, at home; two daughters, Jennifer Suzanne Cain and her husband Ernie and Mindy Jo Long and her significant other, Kenny Michael, all of Hedgesville; two sisters, Debbie Moore and her husband Roger of Berkeley Springs, Sandra Strakal of Martinsburg, W.Va.; his brother, Gary Allen Long and his wife Pat of Berkeley Springs; five grandchildren, Alex, Ava and Bella Cain, Emma and Ellie Michael, all of Hedgesville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with Pastor Kenny Mason officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard were in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, c/o Sandy Kesecker, 269 Cain Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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