March 15, 1951 - March 20, 2021
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA – John Louis Long, Sr., 70, passed to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Castlewood, Virginia. He was born in Dickenson County, Virginia; son of the late McComas and Janie Riner Long; He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruth Ann Long; and one brother, Carter Long. John’s charm and kindness were undeniably his greatest assets. All who knew him loved him. Our greatest loss was Heaven’s gain. Other than his family, John’s greatest loves were hunting, fishing, digging herbs, and dancing. Left to cherish his memory is his son, John Long, Jr. and wife, Mary of Castlewood, Virginia; two daughters, Jennifer Faulk and husband, Allen of Blountville, Tennessee and Jessica Suris and husband, Brandon of Ocala, Florida; ten grandchildren, Tori Gilliam and husband, Josh, James Allen Bowen, Mason Long, Emerson Suris, Jonny Suris, Savannah Suris, Samantha Suris, Jurnee Faulk, Tiahna Faulk, and Debra Suris; five brothers, Richard Long, Joe Long, Fred Long, Henry Long, and Rick Long; four sisters, Faye Long, Debra Elam, Phyllis Marshall, and Kim Boyd; many nieces and nephews; and his loving sweetheart, Pam Osborne. Following the COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the Governor of Virginia on face-covering requirements and social distancing, Funeral Services for John Louis Long, Sr. will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel in Castlewood, Virginia with Elder Noah Edwards officiating. Committal Services and Interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood, Virginia. Family and Friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 10:30 am Thursday. Pallbearers will be John Long, Jr., Allen Faulk, Mason Long, James Allen Bowen, Josh Gilliam, Rick Elam, and Tommy Marshall. Honorary Pallbearers will be Curt Richardson, Wayne Ring, Gerald Martin, Nikki Ramsey, and all his many friends. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Castlewood Funeral Home in Castlewood, Virginia. A radio broadcast of the service will be available on the Castlewood Funeral Home parking lot on radio station 88.9 FM during the service for those who would like to remain in your vehicle. The family would like to give special thanks to Legacy Hospice and Emily Neece for the wonderful care and kindness they showed to John during his brief time at home. Online condolences may be sent to the Long family through our website and a video tribute and funeral service may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA – John Louis Long, Sr., 70, passed to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Castlewood, Virginia. He was born in Dickenson County, Virginia; son of the late McComas and Janie Riner Long; He was preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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