Dr. Thomas Ray Long
August 12, 2004
A memorial service for Dr. Tom Long, 52, of Hendersonville, N.C., will be Saturday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, N.C. with the Rev. H. Alexander Viola officiating.
Dr. Long died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in Colorado following injuries received in an accident. He was a native of Hartselle and was a son of John D. Long and Jean Moore Long of Decatur. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville. He received his doctorate of dental surgery and post-graduate endodontics certification from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, and has had a dental practice in Hendersonville for the past 25 years.
He was a member of the Henderson County Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the American Society of Endodontists.
A devoted family man, he was an avid skier, snowboarder, snowmobiler, rock climber, sailor, bicyclist, motorcyclist, golfer and musician, all of which he enjoyed with his family. He also enjoyed photography, woodworking and taking road trips.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Long of Hendersonville, N.C.; two daughters, Camille Delaney Long of Hendersonville and Lauren Mackenzie Long of Boulder, Colo.; two sons, Thomas R. Long II and Jonathan Long, both of Dillon, Colo.; his parents John D. and Jean Moore Long of Decatur; two brothers, John Powell Long of Miami and Robert Garrold Long of Vestavia Hills; a grandson, Alec Long; and two nieces, Tonya Baker of Nashville and Ashley Long of Vestavia Hills.
Memorials may be made to the Tom Long Endowment Fund, c/o Henderson County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1108, Hendersonville, N.C. 28792 or Hartselle First United Methodist Church, 210 East Hickory Street, Hartselle, AL 35640.
Thos. Shepherd &Son Funeral Directors of Hendersonville, N.C. are handling arrangements.