Roy C. Long
July 11, 2019
Date of Service: July 14, 2019
Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
Roy worked for Highland House Furniture in Hickory, North Carolina for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and loved gospel and country music and going to flea markets. Roy also loved to watch football, WWE Wrestling and loved eating sweets.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 41 years, Shirley Faye Stout Long, of the home; nine children, Wayne Long (Kim), of Hickory, NC, Susan Travis, of Morganton, NC, Donna Long (Allison Burris) of Newton, NC, Jimmy Holsclaw, of Elizabethton, Danny Holsclaw (Teresa), of Elizabethton, Angela Ward (Troy), of Elizabethton, Chris Holsclaw (Felisha), of Elizabethton, Crystal Aleman (Ariel), of Texas, and Regina Crowder (Kenneth), of Jonesborough; twenty one grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; four brothers, Troy Long, Jerry Long, Junior Long and Leon Long; and two sisters, Carmie Whisnant and Barbara Jean Thomas. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Roy Clyde Long will be conducted at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Richard Blevins and Pastor Willie Campbell, officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Saturday or at the residence of a daughter, Angela Ward, at other times.
The graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Buddy Ward, Larry Absher, Kenneth Crowder, Austin Young, Merlin Wheelock and John Chase. Honorary pallbearer will be Wes Holsclaw. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:50 PM on Sunday.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.