Fred Davis Long Jr.

Published 8:23 am Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mr. Fred Davis Long Jr., 88, of Salisbury, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.

Born Aug. 20, 1928 in Davidson County to the late Fred Davis and Hester Van Lookabill Long, he was a graduate of Mocksville High School. He was veteran of the US Army serving two years in Germany. Mr. Long attended Mars Hill College and graduated from Gupton-Jones School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tenn. in 1953. He was a licensed funeral director at Summersett Funeral Home for 23 years, retiring in 1992. Mr. Long was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 3006 and of the NC Funeral Directors Association.

Surviving: his wife, Glenda Madison Long, whom he married on Feb. 7, 1954; sons, Fred Davis Long III (Mary) and Andrew “Andy” Clay Long (Gayla); daughter, Karen Madison Long; 8 grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) Reavis, Jeff (Brandi), Elijah, Justice, Abraham, Jennifer Gwen, Grace, Graham;  and 3 great-grandchildren, Madison, Calleigh and Skylar.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Summersett Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Randy Kirby of First Presbyterian Church officiating. The family received friends following the service. Inurnment at the US National Cemetery in Salisbury will be later.

Memorials: First Presbyterian, 308 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 28144; or to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, 28144.