Earl D. Long

March 19, 1943November 18, 2021

Earl D. Long, 78, was born March 19, 1943 and passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. He was a son of the late Ernest Heyward Long and Ethel Aleene Enlow.

Mr. Long served in the US Navy and retired from the United States Postal Service. He could fix anything, loved to figure things out and often used his abilities to help others. He enjoyed spending time with family, Lake Murray, gardening, fishing and doing projects with his John Deere that he called “tractor therapy”. Mr. Long volunteered his services at the Lowman Home and Woodmen of the World. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Irmo, SC.

Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cathy Long; sons, Gregg Long (Kelli) and Russ Long (Paige); grandchildren, Jackson Warren (Victoria), Alex Darr and Brice Motley (Arielle); great grandchild, Emerson Davis Warren and siblings, Linda Winchester and Stanley Long. He was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Long.

The family would like to offer their appreciation to MSA Home Health and Hospice and caregivers, Doris Shahid, Ken Charles, Melissa Olsen, Kelli Jo Hamilton and Briana Deans.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1811 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC 29063. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dementia Society of America at or National Fish and Wildlife Foundation at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021


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Mattie Mitchell

November 28, 2021

Cathy I am sorry to hear the passing of Uncle Earl, I pray for your comfort in the days to come.
Love you!
Mattie, Thomas

Kim Simon

November 24, 2021

Marti and I are so sorry to hear that Earl passed away. What a wonderful, kind, gentle man Earl was. We have nothing but wonderful memories of him. He was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever we had a need. May your and Earl’s strong faith bring you comfort during this time.
Much Love,
Kim and Marti Simon

Becky Cameron

November 24, 2021

Cathy and family, What a wonderful man! I remember some of the good times back in the "good old days" and think of them often. Please take care and let me know if I can do anything for you.
Love, Becky Cameron

James and Dee Stone

November 22, 2021

Cathy, we extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. Earl will surely be missed. Our prayers go out to you and your family at this sorrowful time. God Bless
Jim and Dee Stine

Bobby & Frankie Cowsert

November 21, 2021

Earl was such a sweet, loving man. He will be remembered with great affection and love.