Henry Clarence “Hank” Long, Jr., 78 of Bailey Avenue, Spruce Pine passed away Tuesday December 16, 2008 at his residence. A native of Cleveland County he was a son of the late Henry, Sr. and Janette Rust Long. He was retired from the US Air Force, worked as a Bio-Technician and was a member of the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis Long of the home, a son Steven Long of Rockledge, FL two daughters, Tracie Long of Morganton, NC and Kelli Thisius of Carleton, MI. He is also survived by a brother John Long of New York, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Long will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday December 21 in the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church with the Revs. Lynda Briggs and David Hamlyn officiating. A gathering of friends and family will follow immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Mitchell County.
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