Jerrell D. Long

April 5, 1941 - May 10, 2017


AMBOY — Jerrell D. “JD” Long, 76 of Amboy, passed away on May 10, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m., on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Norberg Memorial Home with Rev. Jon Panner officiating. Burial will take place following the services at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet.

Jerrell “JD” was born on April 5, 1941 in Alco, to Nathan Jr. and Eva M. (Dickerson) Long. He attended Princeton Schools. He married Marilyn Yepsen on Feb. 26, 1959 in LaSalle. He served in the United States Marine Corps. JD worked as a barber at B&J Barber Shop in Sterling, and then as a truck driver for Teamsters for 18 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapshooting with his brother and friends.

JD is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Amboy; two daughters, Laurie Orlando, of Peoria and Cynthia Hovey, of Galesburg; one sister, Lou Elmore, of Sweetwater, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jason (Brittany) Hovey, of Bushnell, and Tracy (Coty) Connour, of Knoxville; four great-grandchildren, Jace, Luke, Peyton, Caylee and one expected.

JD was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Nathan and Billy; and one sister, Martha.

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