Born: Friday Mar 16, 1928

Died: Wednesday Jan 2, 2019


Thomas Luther Long, Jr.

March 16, 1928 - January 2, 2019

Thomas Luther Long, Jr., 90, of 1281 Rhodes Road in Eden, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at UNC-Rockingham Health Care in Eden.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, January 6, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening, 6 - 8 PM, at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home of Millie Branch 232 Ward Rd. Eden.

Mr. Long was born March 16, 1928 in Rockingham County, NC, to the late Thomas Luther Long, Sr. and Etta Grant Long.  He was a retiree of Fieldcrest Mills after 51 years of service.  He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed farming.

He is survived by his six sons, Mike Long, Gary Long (Mary), Ricky Long (Tammy), Roger Long (Morgan), Ronnie Long (Theresa) and Jacob Long (Anna), all of Eden;  four daughters, Millie Branch (Tommy) of Eden, Marie Fain (Gary) of Ridgeway, VA, Joy Long of Eden, and Terri Scott (Donnie) of Ridgeway, VA;  11 grandchildren, Tommy Jr. and Kevin Branch, Corey Long, Eric Fain, Rick and Dustin Long, Mallory Long, Jacob and Ali Long, Leanna and Liam Long;  five great-grandchildren, Eli and Jadyn Long, Payton and Levi Branch and Hunter Branch;  and two brothers, Bobby Long of Ruffin and Carlon Long of Eden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Jessie, David, and Garland Long and two sisters, Ruth Cole and Dorothy Mizer.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Elizabeth Long and the staff of UNC-Rockingham Nursing and Rehab Center, for their loving care and support.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com 



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Millie and Family, I was saddened to hear of your fathers passing. He was truly a good man and a good provider for his family. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
Debra Riggan

Carlton,we was sorry to hear about your brother.God will give you strength to carry on.You are in our thoughts and prayers.May God be with you all. Karen Wilkerson Smith
Karen Smith

Ronnie we are sorry to learn of your Father's passing. We hope you and your entire family find comfort knowing he had a life well lived and happy memories help you all through the difficult time ahead.
Billy & Vivian Phillips

I’m very sorry for your family’s loss. Thinking of the family and wishing peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead.
Cindy Campbell Huff

Gary and Mary I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family
Joyce Hilbert

Gary, we were sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You and the family are in our prayers.
Gary & Hattie Krites

Prayers for all the family. May god give you all strength in this time.
Steve Eggleston

Roger and family, Those who love is never go away. I hope you know that even during this dark time,your dad will always be with you in spirit. You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy.
Janie Harris

As a coworker of Joy for many years, I know the love she has for her father. Praying that God give the family peace, comfort and that all the great memories give you strength during time of your loss.
Thomas Faison

I am so sorry for your loss.
Gail Smith

Carlon & family, We are so sorry to hear of your brothers' passing .You all will be in our prayers . May God Bless & comfort you all during & after this difficult time in your life . May you find comfort & strength in JESUS ., Love in Christ, Harold & Nancy Raines .!
Nancy Raines,

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