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Obituary for John Boyd Long Jr.

John Boyd Long Jr., 84 of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at North Carolina State Veterans Home.

A native of Franklin, NC, he was the son of the late John Boyd Long Sr. and Helen Gribble Long. He was also preceded by his wife, Judy Chastain Long; his sister, Joann Long Gregg; and brother in-law Grady Gregg; brother in-law Gene Brown; sister in-law Nancy Long.

John served in the United States Airforce as a navigator. He was an Educator for 30 years in the Cleveland County, North Carolina School system and later a realtor for 18 years. He had a love of history, poetry, and music. John loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Long Lipscomb and her husband Gerald of Forest City and their children Alisa Phifer, Jordan Phifer, Gerald Lipscomb (Anna) and their children, Emerson and Jackson; Patrick Lipscomb and great grandson, Aleck Lipscomb; daughter, Pamela Long Skinner and her husband Scott of Boiling Springs, NC, and their children, Joshua Skinner (Chelsey), Lindsay Skinner and great grandchildren Oliver and Ruby Cate Skinner; and daughter, Caroline Long Ruch and her husband Ben of Oak Ridge, NC, and their children, Holden Ruch and Alexandra Ruch; brothers, Charles Long, Dennis Long, and Donald Long; sisters, Evelyn Huscusson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Macon Funeral Home in Franklin, NC. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm prior to the service.

Rev. Ronnie Branson will officiate.

Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

V.F.W. Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108 will conduct military rites.

Pallbearers will be Josh Skinner, Jordan Phifer, Holden Ruch, Stephen Baldwin, John Branson, Mark Brown and Bobby Brown.

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Macon Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.