Thomas Ray Long, 68, of Goodwins Ferry Road, Pembroke, Virginia in Giles County passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Giles Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nuttalburg, WV on December 28, 1939, a son of the late Lee Russell and Margie Simmons Long. Tommy was a life long resident of Giles County and was retired from Volvo Trucking. He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War. He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Scott.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Linda Atkins Long; three children Richard and Susan Long of Pembroke, Michael and Teena Long of Pembroke and Melissa and Gary Scott of Pembroke; six grandchildren Carlie and Chad Long, Hannah and Maggie Long, and Travis and Afton Scott. He is also survived by two brothers, Lee Russell Long, Jr. of Lawrenceburg, TN and John Long of Newport, and three sisters Nancy Frazier of Rich Creek, Betsy Sarver of Newport and Karen Mann of Glen Lynn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 19, 2008 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke with Bishop Cantrall Martin presiding. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.