A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, he was a son of the late John & Gertrude Younger Long. He had lived most of his life in Carter County. He served in the United States Army. He was employed as a Machinist. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Smith Long and a son Lee Long. He attended Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. His hobbies were fishing, camping, woodworking, traveling and he loved his dogs.
Survivors include Two Sons: David Long & wife Lori, Elizabethton and Chris Long of the home. Several Grandchildren & great Grandchildren, several nieces & nephews.
Graveside Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Smith Cemetery (Nave Hollow) with Dr. Bill Duncan and Rev. James Hawk. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday will be: Austin Taylor, Derrick Wilson, Luke Carr, Jimmy Johnson, Matthew Rosenbaun, Andy Wilson and Jacob Carr. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Denny Grindstaff, Kenneth Grindstaff, Terry Buckles and Dallas Pierce. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Eula Lee Pierce, Sherry Kaye and the Doctors & Staff at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Long family