March 9, 2017
Mr. Tommy R. Long, age 81 of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tennessee. Tommy was a Member of Rockwood United Methodist Church in Rockwood, Tennessee. He was a Graduate of Rockwood High School Class of 1955. He was a Member of the RHS Classmates Organization. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army 101st Airborne. He was a Retired Electrical Engineer at Rockwood Electric Utility with 42 years of service, during which, He worked as a Lineman Forman and Asst. General Manager. He was a Member of the Local #760 IBEW Union. Tommy was active in the Community, he help start and built the Ridgeview Girls Softball Field, along with other Community Projects. He is preceded in Death by Parents: Silas Porter & Bertha Mae Long; Wife: Peggy Long; Brothers: William S. Long, Sr. & Claude V. “Red” Long; Sisters: Ophelia Plemmons, Oathalee Tigue, and Ida Rae Smith.
He is survived by:
Daughters: Lora L. Neal (Tim) of Kingston, Tennessee
Joy Renee Long of Rockwood, Tennessee
Special Granddaughter: Sarah D. Rainwater of Johnson City, Tennessee
Twin Sister: Ann Long Wilkerson of Rockwood, Tennessee
Host of Nieces and Nephews
Many Friends in the Rockwood and Roane County Communities
Arrangements are as Follows: Monday, March 13, 2017, Family will receive Friends from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral will follow at 7:00pm with Rev. Dennis Mullen, Rev. David Pryor, and Pastor Dale Berry, officiating. Interment and Concluding Services will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:00am at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Full-Military Honors by the U. S. Army and Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guards.
Evans Mortuary is serving the Family of Mr. Tommy R. Long