Carl Gilbert Long Jr., age 77, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning January 6, 2021. He was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, the son of the late Carl Gilbert Long Sr. and Anna Mae Long.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Vernie Long; and his 2 brothers, Donald and Gordon Long.  He is survived by his daughter Tammy Leigh Long; and 3 fur babies, King Louie, Bailey and Ms. Kitty.  He is also survived by the following family; Betsy and Beverly Long, Kenneth (Vivian), Margie, Mike and Mark Trent; and several nieces and nephews.

Carl was a 1972 graduate of Randolph Henry High School, while also being a full time worker, husband and dad.  He worked for Burlington and West Point Stevens for 39 years.  He was a Deacon and a dedicated member of Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church.  Carl was a member of the Charlotte County Masonic Lodge since 1988.  He also was a member of the Lions Club, and a board member of the Charlotte County United Way.  He was committed to the Charlotte County Dixie Youth Baseball for many years. He also volunteered at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital. Carl will always be remembered as a gentle and caring soul.  He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone and he never met a stranger.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House, VA. Public viewing will be Friday, January 8, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. Due to COVID-19 restrictions masks and social distancing is required.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. David & Lisa Bowman

    08 January 2021 2 years ago

    We were sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Carl. Please accept our condolences on your loss and know he, and you, are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bonnie Hudson

    09 January 2021 2 years ago

    I am so sorry Tammy worked with him for years he was always so nice

  3. Carrie

    09 January 2021 2 years ago

    Tammy may you have comfort and peace soon….❤️


    09 January 2021 2 years ago

    My condolences to the family. Mr. Long was a very caring man. He was always receptive of a long hug. He was family to anyone and everyone. If he could help, he never hesitated. He loved all mankind and animal. Mr Long had a passion for garden and he shared with all. Tammy would always be the first to bring in tomatoes from her dad’s garden.! (Mines would still be to green and not ready for fried green tomatoes.) She was so proud. He will always be known for his out going love, respect and kindness for others; no matter who you were. The life he lead will not be forgotten. He will be missed.

  5. Sandera Van Adams

    10 January 2021 2 years ago

    So very sorry to hear of Brother Carl’s passing , he was a true brother and a great friend. Prayers for Tammy , we were truly blessed

  6. Dale N Lindsey

    11 January 2021 2 years ago

    Know how much you loved your mama and daddy. I’m sorry. Death is very hard to bare, but your memories will give you lots of warm thoughts . Praying for strength to get through this.

  7. Areline Scruggs Hazlewood

    17 January 2021 2 years ago

    Sorry to hear this Betsy, but sending prayers for your family and Gordon’s in the loss of his brother, Carl. May you all find peace and comfort as you go thru these next several days and weeks. Prayers for Paige, and her boys as she travels to and from Virginia for his funeral.

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