Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James Robert Long

James Robert Long, 83, of Stanfield, NC passed away Thursday January 11, 2018 at Carolinas HealthCare System-NorthEast in Concord. His funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 14, at 3:30 PM at Loves Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim White officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 till 3 PM at the church. The burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Born July 10, 1934 in Stanly County, he was the son of the late George Wilson Long and Maggie Mescitous Watkins Long. James worked throughout his life as a commercial carpenter. He was a lifelong member of Loves Grove UMC and enjoyed gardening, antiques, and spending time with his grandchildren. Some of his fondest memories were traveling and vacationing with his loving family and watching them grow into who they are today.

Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Love Long of the home, three sons Roger Wayne Long (Rhonda), Ricky Thomas Long (Cathy Jo), and Randy Nelson Long (Penny). Other survivors include brothers, Fred, Hoyle, Ray, and Bobby Long, sisters, Geneva Hartsell, Martha Efird, Frances Campbell, Linda Troutman, and Mary Taylor, grandchildren, Beverly Plummer, Robin Morgan, Brandi Jones, Holli Linker, Sara Ferguson, Garrett Long, Eva-Marie Long, and eleven great-grandchildren.

James is preceded in death by his brothers, Leroy and Reece Long and sisters, Johnnie Thompson and Lucy Long.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loves Grove UMC building fund at P.O. Box 276 Stanfield, NC 28163.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Long family.


  • Rufus & Debbie Spiveu Posted January 12, 2018 4:45 pm

    Miss Peggy, Randy Miss Penny & Family, We are so sorry for your loss, but heavens gain. He walking in the presence of Our Lord Jesus at this very moment. Robert had to be one great man with the way his sons have grown into to the men they are. May God give you peace in the days to come, but one thing that is comforting is knowing you will see him again one day. Our prayers are with you all. Psalms 116:15

  • Jennifer Whitley Maxwell Posted January 13, 2018 12:59 pm

    Peggy…my prayers are with you and your family at this rime.My deepest condolences

  • Joyce H. Bradford Posted January 13, 2018 4:00 pm

    It is with my deepest sympathy to hear of the sudden loss of such a wonderful husband and father, as Robert.- if only we all could leave a legacy of love and kindness, such as Robert.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Joyce Bradford
    Plano, Texas

  • Brad & Karen Parker Posted January 16, 2018 5:34 pm

    Dear Peggy,Rodger,Ricky,& Randy and all your family; Our hearts grieve with you at such a sudden and great loss!! I know you all are hurting so , A Daddy is a precious treasure when you are blessed with a good Christian man. He teaches his children well. He lives his life as an example we can follow. For me losing my dad meant losing my hero my best friend. I have never lost a spouse in death but I know this it must be kin to divorce…but you know where he is tonight ..Heaven..waiting for you. I believe there is one Peggy,and tonight he walks with Jesus on the streets of gold. I wish my words could bring you some measure of comfort..but I know God’s can!!! He said “ in my house are many mansions,if it were not so I would have told you.” Remember he’s found his mansion and someday you will join him in your mansion in Heaven. With the deepest heartfelt sympathies,all our love and prayers,Karen & Brad Parker

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