Edward Jay Long, 55, of Wheelersburg, died in the line of duty with the Portsmouth Fire Department on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Portsmouth. He was born May 29, 1966, in Cherry Point, NC to the late Jeanette Faye Mains Long and Paul Edward Long, who survives.
Ed joined the Portsmouth Fire Department on March 17, 1995, and served 27 years as a Firefighter/EMT. He was currently serving as Engine 2 Engineer and was an excellent Driver/Engineer. Ed had also served in the U.S. Army and as a Special Deputy with the Scioto County Sherriff’s Office for many years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a graduate of Northwest High School.
Surviving is his wife, Lisa Nicole Coburn Long, whom he married May 21, 1994, in Wheelersburg; his father, Paul E. Long of McDermott; three children, August Cole Long, Colin Jay Long, and Calista “Calli” Faye Long, all at home; his sister, Paula (Steve) Strunk of Raleigh, NC; and his brothers and sisters with the Portsmouth Fire Department and Scioto County Sheriff’s Office.
Arrangements are pending at this time.