Mr. Lawrence A. Long, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at his residence.
Lawrence was born in Providence, R.I., to Gerald and Edna Long. After serving four years in the Air Force during the Korean War, he went on to earn a degree at the University of Miami. He then became a certified safety professional, or “CSP,” and worked at Eastern Airlines in Miami, Fla., for 18 years. He then finished his career with TVA in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Lawrence and Janet moved to Winston-Salem, N.C., in September 2015 to be near family. Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Janet; and children Michael Long (Martha) of Northborough, Mass., and Kathy Ownley (James) of Advance, N.C. He will be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Joy (Garrett), Rebecca, Janet (Edward), Hannah, Allen and Derek; and by his four great-grandchildren, Lilly, Alex, Edward and Michael and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his brother, David Long of Providence, R.I.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 34 Bayfront Lane, East Blue Hill.