OBITUARY

Leonard Harried Long

August 11, 1938July 3, 2019

Leonard Harried Long 1938 – 2019

Leonard Harried Long, age 80, died on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 11, 1938 in Wayne County, North Carolina to Elma Dan and Virginia Aline McCullen Long. Leonard graduated from New Hanover High School and Cape Fear Community College Fire School. Leonard liked working with his hands and was a welder and tool and die maker. He was employed at various businesses in the Wilmington area including Colonial Food Stores, Singer, American Standard, Sturdy Truck, and Timme/Deportere Corporation. He also owned and operated LGS Machine and Welding until his retirement.

Mr. Long was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a lifetime member of Wrightsboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue and served as a fireman, Board of Directors, Assistant Chief, and served as Chief for 12 years. He served on New Hanover County Fire Commission, was a member of the North Carolina Fire Association, The North Carolina Fire Chiefs Association, and the North Carolina Retired Fire Chiefs Association.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary Helen Rivenbark Long, daughters, Lynne Huggins (Ronnie) of Rocky Point and Lisa Sowell (Greg) of Virginia Beach. Grandchildren Elizabeth Andrews (George), Chloe Lowe (Forrest), and Bradford Sowell and great-granddaughter Mazie Andrews.

A visitation will be held Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Monday, July 8, 2019 at 12:30pm at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home and a burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Aaron Doll officiating.

The family wishes to thank Jill M. Finnegan, PA-C and the staff of Wilmington Health and Cape Fear Heart for their Care all these years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2019

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Phillip Groves

July 6, 2019

Harry,

You will be sorely missed. I am so glad I was able to see and talk to you the other day. Rest for now and I will seen you again some day. You were like a father to Me, thanks for teaching me all I could learn and leading me during the hard times.

In Brotherly love
Phillip Groves

Donna Johnson

July 6, 2019

Mrs Mary Helen, Lynne ,Lisa & Beth . To my extended family .With great sadness of the sudden loss of your husband dad & grandfather. Mr Harry was a good person so kind and giving . He will be greatly missed . May god bring peace and love to each of you .

william peacock

July 6, 2019

to mary ellen lisa and lynne sorry to hear about leonard as everybody called him harried i had the pleasure of known him by workin with him at his building on carl sietter dr and through the fire service i always see him time after time driving his blue truck then in his gray truck heading too pauls place he was a hard workin man at his job and at the fire station preparing for the yearly barbecue they had every year he will be dearly missed by his dearest friends and family

Robert and Billie Ann Shelton

July 6, 2019

Robert knew Harry from being a volunteer fireman himself.
I knew Harry from having known Helen and being in school with Sara, Helen's sister.
Everyone who knew Harry will always have good memories of a wonderful person, he was.

May Father God bring you comfort and healing during this time and days ahead. Be assured, you have the support of a loving Community.


Robert and Billie Ann Shelton
Castle Hayne NC

Jeff Shaffer

July 5, 2019

Dear Mrs. Long, Lynne, Lisa and family,

On behalf of Lisa's friends and coworkers at the Naval Shipyard Support Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences in your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for strength and comfort as you all grieve.

We will handle things at work so hopefully Lisa can be undistracted as you comfort each other. Know also we will do our best to support Lisa and her family upon her return.

Warmest Sympathies,
Jeff Shaffer

Angie Simpson -Ferguson

July 5, 2019

Dearest Long family,
I didn’t know you that well but we were a Wrightsboro family for sure. Your daughters Lynne and especially Lisa are in my heart forever. I pray comfort, strength and pride for your family. They have made you so proud . My continued prayers for them as they lay you to rest , never to worry about woes anymore. Deeply saddened and to quote “life is changed, not taken away. Much love to your family
Angie Simpson-Ferguson.

Alan Moore

July 5, 2019

Dear Mrs. Long, Lynne, and Lisa,

Please accept my most sincere condolences on the death of Mr. Long. For the entirety of my life, your family has been a consistent presence, offering friendship and fellowship. This gentleman was a very kind and humble servant/leader in the Wrightsboro community and in the church family of Bethany Presbyterian Church. I am proud to know you all.

I wsih each of you a peaceful calm through the difficult days ahead.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY