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Fred Long

August 20, 1928 — January 26, 2017

Mr. Fred Davis Long, Jr., 88, of Salisbury, NC passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Born August 20, 1928 in Davidson County, NC 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, TN 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 is his wife, Glenda Madison Long, whom he married on February 7, 1954; sons, Fred Davis Long, III (Mary) and Andrew "Andy" Clay Long (Gayla); daughter, Karen Madison Long; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) Reavis, Jeff (Brandi), Elijah, Justice, Abraham, Jennifer Gwen, Grace, Graham; and three great-grandchildren, Madison, Calleigh and Skylar. The family would like to express a special thank you to caregivers Ann Epps and Tina Hinson. A Celebration of life will be held at 10 AM Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Summersett Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Randy Kirby, of First Presbyterian Church officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Inurnment at the US National Cemetery in Salisbury will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 308 West Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 or to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Long family. Online condolences may be made at
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