Ronald Jackson Long

Published 3:19 pm Monday, June 27, 2016

Mr. Ronald Jackson Long, 76 of Advance, died Sunday morning, June 26, 2016.

He was born in Cerro Gordo to the late G. Venoy Long and Katherine W. Gannon Long. Mr. Long grew up in the small Columbus County area then moved to Winston-Salem after high school. He retired after 37 years with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and retired after 20 years of volunteering with Advance Fire Department. Mr. Long loved deer hunting, fresh and saltwater fishing and NASCAR racing.

Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Sue H. Long of the home; a daughter, Serisa L. Johnson; a son, David Long; a grandson, Christian Johnson, all of Advance; and his kitties, Sweetpea and Precious.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m.Wednesday, June 29 at Mocks United Methodist Church by the  Rev. Gary Elrod. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: Mocks UMC, PO Box 2122, Advance.