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Jerry Tillman Long

April 5, 1952 ~ September 10, 2022 (age 70)
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Mr. Jerry Tillman Long, 70, of Raeford passed away peacefully on September 10, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born April 5, 1952, in Cumberland County to the late James T. Long and Gladys Dunn.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Kathy Long, a son, Chris Long (Melissa), his daughters, Christy Burrow and Casey Long, grandchildren, Jasmine Jackson (Tanner), Trey Long, Marley Long, Jonathan Fraser, Zaidee Burrow, Ava Burrow, Nathan Burrow, great-grandchildren, Harper Jackson, Adalind Jackson, sisters, Pat Beasley (Bucky), Nancy Lupo, sister in law, Jean Long, along with Keith and Belinda Davis, half-siblings, James Thomas Long Jr., Joanna Long, Jamie Long, Marlena McKnight, and a multitude of family and friends who love him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father James T. Long, his mother, Gladys Dunn, his brothers James (Jimmy) Long, Edward (Bubby) Long, son in law, Ray Burrow, and brother-in-law, William (Bill) Lupo.

Jerry was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was a very sweet, quiet, and humble man who loved his family unconditionally and to the utmost. In Jerry’s eyes, there was no better time than the time spent with his family, and if you know our family well, that was every single day. His admiration for his family is to be desired. One of his favorite things to do was to give his family members nicknames. Each of them were gifted a unique nickname that they will always cherish.

In his younger days, Jerry was an avid golfer. This was a passion he shared with his son Chris, his brother Jimmy, and a multitude of friends. On Arabia Golf Course, there are many memories, funny stories, pranks, jokes, fussing and cussing, with a little gambling on the side to be forever cherished.

Jerry was well known for being the biggest 49ers fan in town. Whether you were passing through Home Food Super Market, walking the fairways, sitting around the poker table, or gathered in his home, there were always “peaceful arguments” to show his devotion to his team. Even his license plate read 49ers #1. Out of all his loves and passions, the legacy he leaves behind is the love and devotion he had for his family.          

A visitation will be held from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Crumpler Funeral Home, and at other times at the Home.  

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel. 131 Harris Ave, Raeford NC 28376.

Burial will be at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Long family in memory of Jerry Long.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 13, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Crumpler Funeral Home
131 Harris Avenue
Raeford, NC 28376

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 15, 2022

3:00 PM
Crumpler Funeral Home
131 Harris Avenue
Raeford, NC 28376

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