Charles Long

Charles W. “Bill” Long, 90, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at his home in Garden City.

He was born Feb. 15, 1924, to Thomas Leo and Iva Mae Gann Long in Garden City.

He attended Garden City High School and entered the U.S. Army when he was 18. He served through five campaigns in the European Theater during World War II and received two Purple Hearts and the Silver and Bronze Stars. After discharge, he was called up to train draftees at Fort Riley for the Korean Conflict.

He returned to Garden City and was a bus driver for Trailways and worked as a chemist for Shallow Water Oil Co. He moved to Arkansas and worked for Barry Asphalt and then moved to Liberal to work as a chemist for Panhandle Eastern Oil. He returned to Garden City after retiring, and his wife managed the Meadow Lark Trailer Park.

He married Imogene K. Bush on Nov. 19, 1949, at Garden City. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Ronda K. Munyan, Syracuse and Tami S. Allen, Garden City; two sons, Timothy S. Long of Norman, Okla. and Kevin C. Long, Morgantown, W.Va.; brother, Raymond Long of Denver, Colo; five sisters, Loretta Staley, Betty Towles, Louise Long, Nora Brown and Joan Livingston all of Garden City; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Charles Long; a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Long; and two brothers, Leo Edgar and Robert L. Long.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Garden City. Burial follows at Valley View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Finney County Humane Society or Families Together in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, Kansas 67846. Condolences may be posted at