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Gerald Delong

May 26, 1927 — February 24, 2017

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Gerald Vernon DeLong 89, of Enfield, IL formerly of Dixon, KY passed away at Enfield Rehab and Healthcare Center in Enfield, IL on Friday February 24, 2017. He was a jockey and worked in the Horse Industry. He was preceded in death by 2 daughters Penny DeLong and Verlie Pompell. Survivors include his 4 daughters Beverly Parker and Linda Bravard both of Mcleansboro, IL; Shirley Jackson of Poole, KY and Carol Grafton of Mt. Vernon, IL; 4 sons Gary DeLong of Merango, IL; Terry DeLong of Lexington, KY; Danny DeLong of Collinsville, IL and Darrell DeLong of Hillsboro, IL; 31 grandchildren; over 70 great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday February 28 at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon, KY. Bro. Charlie Scoville will officiate. Burial will be in Townsend Cemetery in Dixon, KY. Visitation will be from 11am until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.Online condolences can be made at

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