Willard Glenn Long

November 13, 1935 ‒ April 19, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Willard Glenn Long, 83 of Delaware has finally met with all his loved ones including his wife Margie on that beautiful shore, on Friday evening, April 19, 2019.

He was born on November 13, 1935 in Apple Grove, West Virginia to the late Orlando Worthy Long and Mary (Kensler) Long. Willard was married to Marjorie “Margie” Virginia Wray for 60 plus years. Sadly Margie passed away December 13, 2017. They were married February 2, 1957 in Winfield, WV, moving to Delaware in 1958 to work and raise their family.

Willard retired from Sunray Stove after 38 years and was a long time member of East Side Mission Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher. He loved gardening and collecting coins and post cards. He enjoyed going to garage sales, flea markets, auctions and selling at the Delaware Farm Market with Margie. Having a big heart, Willard would talk to anyone and he never knew a stranger.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his daughter, Judy Van Meter; sons, Willard (Mary) Long Jr., Jamie and Joy Long; grandsons Brandon and Drake Long; great-grandchildren, Landan Long, Bella Staton, Ivy and Bianca Long; sisters, Bonnie (John) Chapman, Gertrude Casto, Elizabeth Saunders, and Janet (Jack) Payne; sister-in-laws, Wanda (Dewey) Akers and Edna Wray; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and loving wife, Willard was also preceded in death by grandchildren Tim “TJ” Van Meter and Jenny Van Meter and 2 sisters Evelyn “Dobin” Rainey and Thelma Long.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at Eastside Mission Church, 32 Joy Avenue, Delaware. Services celebrating Willard’s life will follow at 2:00 pm with his nephew, Pastor Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery.

Contributions in Willard’s memory may be made to the Common Ground Free Store, 193 E. Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

To share a fond memory of Willard or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sorry to hear about Will. I want to wish the whole family the very best of luck getting through these hard times.

  • Sending prayers to the family.We worked at the Sunray Stove Factory knowing Will.Take care Will Jr.you are in our thoughts and prayers.Tim and Glenda Owens.

  • So sad to hear of the death of my adopted Dad! He was a great man and a great soul! Most giving man I ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    He is now at peace with his loving wife and grand kids TJ and Jenny.
    I can hear him now up in heaven while his wife is giving him some greef for coming up to see her so soon. He is saying “Well Marjorie” or “I dont know!” In that quiet voice he always used.
    God bless him and all the family he left behind.
    So sorry for all his families loss!
    Gone but never forgotten!
    As long as we remember him, he will live on forever!!!
    Brian Bonham

  • A sweet and funny gentleman I met at the Original Farmers Market under the Grandstands at the Delaware County Fair grounds. We spent many Saturdays visiting and talking about everything! Margie often was there, also. I missed them both when our market closed, but would go to visit him and exchange produce. Willard had a heart of gold and would give something away rather than charge money. He had a large family and spoke of them with pride. Will be sorely missed, but I am sure Marge is waiting on him! Go rest high on that mountain, get a cup of coffee and a cookie, and enjoy, Willard!

  • Sorry to hear about this. GOD WILL help you thru this.prayer to u all he will be miss . He was a nice guy.

  • So sorry to hear about this prayers to the family God will be with you thru these hard times may will rest in peace