He was born in Newberry and was a son of the late Carl and Catherine Bowers Long.
Mr. Long graduated Newberry High School and was a life-long fan as well as a graduate of Clemson University in 1969. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the South Carolina National Guard after 20 years of service.
He is survived by his two daughters; Lisa Jane Long Chapman (John) of Clinton and Laura Elaine Richardson of Chapin; his seven grandchildren, Johnathan Shiflet, Alyssa Shiflet, Morgan Richardson, Emma Richardson, Lauren Chapman, Landon Chapman, and Lyvia Chapman; his two sisters, Beth Dills (Mike) and Barbara Stanford (Michael).
A Memorial Service will be conducted Friday, March 16, 2018, at 5 PM at the First Baptist Church of Clinton. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.