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Ronald Long

Ronald “Ron” Long of Reidsville, NC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Service will be held at Reidsville Christian Church on October 16, 2021 at 2:00. Reception to follow.

Ron was born in Bristol, Tennessee on February 3, 1943. He graduated from Bristol Tennessee High and played football for the University of Alabama. Ron was a fan of the Tennessee VOLS football, he enjoyed golf and loved history.

He is survived by his wife, Edwana “Edee” Long of Reidsville; brother, Jeff Long of Salem; daughter, Cydney Penza and grandchildren, Charles and Emily Penza of Hammonton, New Jersey; son, Ryan Long (Nicole) and grandchildren, Daniel, Ryan, Tyler, Dylan and great granddaughter, Charlotte of Atco, New Jersey; Stepsons, Larry Thacker and grandchildren, Brittany, Gabriel and Savannah of Nashville, Tennessee and Jason Thacker (Gianna) and grandchildren, Arianna, Alessandra, Braydon and Blaise of Franklin, Tennessee; Step daughter, Kimberly Thacker of Roanoke, Virginia.

Special thanks to our friends and neighbors at Monroton Golf Course, Shannon Newsome for his friendship and guidance, and all of the members of Reidsville Christian Church for your love and support. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Man Up Ministry of Reidsville Christian Church, 2020 South Park Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320.

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Edward. So very sorry to see of the pasdi g of your husband! You and family in my thoughts and prayers..

Susan Campbell -Hopkins Dec 13 2021 7:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Long

Chuck Roach Oct 14 2021 10:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Long

Elizabeth Barrett Oct 13 2021 2:29 AM

Edwana, I am so sorry to read about this. My sympathy to you. Wishing you and your family comfort and peace. Cathy Silcox Folden

Cathy Folden Oct 9 2021 12:21 PM

Thanks for always being there to listen ! Thanks for the laughs and helping out with my home projects.

Jason Thacker Oct 6 2021 1:57 PM

In 1964 I watched Ronnie b lock an extra point by Steve Spurrier which resulted in a 20-19 win for the Mighty Tennessee High Vikings. What a great effort by Ron and a huge win for us.

Michael Burnette Oct 4 2021 11:50 PM

I will miss you greatly big brother.

Jeff Oct 4 2021 9:00 PM