Sept. 15,1920~Aug. 28, 2014
Lt. Col. Carlton H. Long, Jr. Ret. USAF spent his life serving God and country.
He was reared in Dallas, attended Crozier Tech and SMU. He was a World War II combat pilot, 8th Army Air Corps 534 Bomb Squadron. He was a POW in Stalag Luft 3, from 1943 to 1945 and received a Purple Heart. Lt. Col. Long served from 1946 to 1963 in Strategic Air Command as aircraft commander and deputy operations commander, piloting B-52 nuclear ballistic missile planes and B-47s. He was a highly decorated veteran, including four oak leaf clusters.
He returned to Dallas with a career in commercial real estate with Blue Cross and Firestone, retiring to Tyler, where he was a deacon at Colonial Hills Baptist Church.
Lt. Col. Long was predeceased by his parents Salome Gay and Carlton H Long; and loving wife, Dorothy; and daughter, Megan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie; daughter, Susan Mills; grandchildren, Anya Councilman, Max Stein, Michael Landis, Kelly Seevers, Tracy Mueller, Stacy Mueller; great-granddaughter, Naomi; nieces, Pam and Dr Eugene DeLisa, and Becky and Brad Todd.
Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home, Dallas. A military funeral will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.
Memorials may be made to the Historical Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler.
Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery - Dallas
13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 31, 2014