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Lesley V. Long

September 11, 1938 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Lesley V. Long Obituary

Lesley V. Long, 85, of Thompson, Ohio, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, March 30th, 2024 at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Francitas, Texas on September 11th, 1938 to the late Harold B. and Louise (Jones) Long. Lesley later married his best friend and love of his life, Diane Storer on January 30th, 1960.  

He graduated from Ganado High School, Ganado, Texas in 1957 where he loved playing in all sports. Les also was active in the band. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served from 1958-1961.

Les then became a semi-truck driver and drove for 34 years in the Teamsters Local 407. In 1995, he retired from ABF. Les then began driving school buses for Ledgemont Local Schools until his final retirement in 2011.

He was always an avid sports fan. Les looked forward to watching the Buckeyes, Browns, Indians, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys! He was also a dedicated fan of the Ledgemont Redskins attending as many games as he could get to after work. Les loved hunting, racing homing pigeons, and of course, the Casinos.

Les made friends everywhere he went. He was quick to smile and always ready with a joke or story. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him, especially, his loving wife of 64 years, Diane; son, Daniel Long; daughters, Carol (John) Geisman and Amy Hochschild; 5 wonderful grandchildren, Jennifer (Jack) Guthrie, Caitlyn Geisman, John Geisman Jr., Amanda Vinecourt, and J.J. Vinecourt; 7 foster children he and Diane raised over the years; and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harold L. Long. 

FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM 3-6 P.M., SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2024 AT BEST FUNERAL HOME, 15809 MADISON RD., MIDDLEFIELD, OH 44062 with military honors and a prayer service following at 6 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Les’ name are requested to be made to Traditions Health, Attn: Treasury Dept., One Nashville, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 2300, Nashville, TN 37219.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
April 6, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Best FH - Middlefield
15809 Madison Rd
Middlefield, OH 44062

Military Honors
April 6, 2024

6:00 PM
Best FH - Middlefield
15809 Madison Rd
Middlefield, OH 44062


Traditions Health
Atten: Treasury Dept., One Nashville, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 2300, Nashville TN 37219
Tel: 1-979-704-6547
Web: http://https://www.traditionshealth.com/


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