BILLY SINGLETON “SHERIFF” LONG age 79, of 14 Montague Avenue, Roxboro, NC died Sunday morning, March 19, 2023 at AuthoraCare Collective in Burlington, NC.
Mr. Long was born March 20, 1943 in Person County, NC, son of the late John Allen & Mary Cornelius Warren Long and was husband of 57 years to Linda Neathery Long who survives. He was retired from Collins & Aikman Corp. after many years of service, was of the Baptist faith, and was a veteran of the US Army where he served during the Vietnam War.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Melinda Gail Long (Jay Morris), James Douglas Long & wife, Cathy, two grandchildren, Jeremy Blake Long, Kaye Michelle Daye & husband, Rico, brother, Tinnie Lee Long & wife, Polly, two sisters, Nannie Bet Hatcher, and Sterling Harris.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Long is preceded in death by an infant son, Bradley Duane Long, brothers, Jack Long, Calvin Long, grandson, Dwayne Hayes, and great grandson, DeMari Leo Daye.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Gene Wolfe officiating. The family will receive friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home. Interment will follow in the Long Whitfield Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randy Blalock, Larry Wayne Hatcher, Codie Kendrick, Stacy Kendrick, Jack Long, Jr., and Ted Wilbourne.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.
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