Cledith “Big Ed” Long, age 57, of Peotone, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
He is survived by his loving wife, Robin (Newberry) Long of Peotone who he married on April 29, 1989 in Joliet; his son, Cameron Baxter Long; his daughter, Rachel Samantha Long of Peotone; and his mother, Dora (Fletcher) Long of Elizabethton, TN. He was preceded in death by his father, Cledith Ray Long.
He was born on November 16, 1960 in Maryville, TN. He was employed for 30 years as a commercial truck driver working for Unisource, now known as Veritiv, of Joliet and was a member of the Teamsters Local Union #179. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Manteno and loved to tinker in the garage working on cars, mowers, and other equipment. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother-in-law, and uncle.
Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Manteno, 300 E. Third St., Manteno, IL on Thursday, August 9 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Manteno on Friday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. David Peterman and Rev. Jack Newberry officiating. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to the family would be appreciated.